Department

October 16, 2017
Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that Dr. Rebekah Gee, secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine. Election to the National Academy of Medicine is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.
October 12, 2017
The Louisiana Department of Health will reopen New Orleans-area oyster growing waters, Areas 1-13, effective 30 minutes before sunrise on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. The areas had previously been closed as a precaution due to adverse weather conditions from Tropical System Nate.
October 12, 2017
With flu season starting, the Louisiana Department of Health is scheduling flu vaccination clinics throughout the state. The first clinic is set for Monday, October 16 in Thibodaux. The flu causes approximately 500 deaths and nearly 3,000 hospitalizations each year in Louisiana.
October 11, 2017
With flu season starting, the Louisiana Department of Health reminds all residents of the importance of getting an annual flu vaccine.
October 06, 2017
The Louisiana Department of Health will close New Orleans-area molluscan shellfish growing waters, Areas 1-13, effective at sunset on Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. This is a precautionary closure due to the adverse weather conditions from Tropical System Nate.
October 03, 2017
Funding is now available to help local communities start new mosquito control programs. Using a one-time grant of $500,000 from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Louisiana Department of Health is now offering funding to local governments to help them establish new mosquito control programs.
September 27, 2017
Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that the Louisiana Department of Health will utilize new and expanded federal grants to continue implementing innovative, effective strategies for combating the opioid problem in Louisiana. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded nearly $1 million for ongoing data collection, tracking and analysis of opioid-related overdoses statewide.
September 13, 2017
The Louisiana Department of Health has awarded a $2.31 million loan to the DeSoto Parish Waterworks District No. 1. The loan is through the State’s Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund, and will help the District improve its drinking water system.
September 08, 2017
Over the past 18 months, the Louisiana Department of Health, under the leadership of the new administration, has taken several actions to improve its laboratory claims payment system.
September 05, 2017
The Louisiana Department of Health has provided these vaccine recommendations to health care providers throughout Louisiana.