Public Health

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 05, 2017
The Louisiana Department of Health has provided these vaccine recommendations to health care providers throughout Louisiana.
August 30, 2017
The Louisiana Department of Health will reopen all molluscan shellfish growing waters, Areas 1-28, effective 30 minutes before sunrise on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. The areas had previously been closed as a precaution due to adverse weather conditions from Tropical Storm Harvey.
August 29, 2017
The Louisiana Department of Health will close all molluscan shellfish growing waters, Areas 1-28, effective at sunset on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. This is a precautionary closure due to the adverse weather conditions from Tropical Storm Harvey.
August 22, 2017
Well-Ahead Louisiana, an initiative of the Louisiana Department of Health, was recently honored with the prestigious Wellness Frontiers Award from the Healthcare Leadership Council.
June 29, 2017
Routine drinking water testing by the Louisiana Department of Health has confirmed the presence of Naegleria fowleri, an ameba that occurs naturally in freshwater, in Ouachita Parish’s North Monroe Water System and Terrebonne Parish’s Schriever Water System.
June 05, 2017
The Department of Health has awarded a $13 million loan to St. Bernard Waterworks. The loan is through the State’s Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund, and will help the water system improve its drinking water quality.
May 22, 2017
The Department of Health has awarded a $975,000 loan to the Town of Welsh in Jefferson Davis Parish. The loan is through the State’s Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund, and will help the town improve its drinking water system.
May 16, 2017
Gov. John Bel Edwards has received a letter from the Trump administration notifying the state that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) has fully lifted the federal moratorium on the authorization of new vendors in the Louisiana Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC).