July 24, 2015
The Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) is reminding community members and residents across Louisiana about resources available for those affected by the tragic shooting at a Lafayette movie theater Thursday night.
July 22, 2015
Late Wednesday, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) confirmed the presence of the Naegleria fowleri ameba in the St. Bernard Parish Water System at the site of a leaking sampling station. The water system, which serves 44,000 residents in St. Bernard Parish, was tested by DHH as part of the State’s new public drinking water surveillance program. DHH notified the water system and local officials Wednesday evening. The Department asked the water system to conduct a 60-day chlorine burn to ensure that any remaining ameba in the system are eliminated. Parish President Dave Peralta confirmed that the system would conduct the burn out of an abundance of caution.
July 20, 2015
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals will be offering free or low cost back to school immunizations for qualifying individuals beginning July 21 at parish health units across Region 5.
July 17, 2015
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) has confirmed three new cases of West Nile virus this week, the first cases of 2015. This week's new infections include two cases of neuroinvasive disease, one in DHH Region 2 and one in Region 6. The third case, also in Region 6 was asymptomatic.
July 15, 2015
Today the Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) sent a letter to Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, Inc., regarding recent allegations made against some Planned Parenthood affiliates.
July 08, 2015
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) and the Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum announced today the formation of the Health Information Technology (IT) Advisory Council, which will support the development of health-IT related strategies in the state.
July 02, 2015
Today the Eastern District Court of Louisiana ordered the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples who complete a marriage application at the Department’s Office of Vital Records in Orleans Parish.
June 30, 2015
The Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) extended the discontinuation date of the Louisiana Health Insurance Premium Payment (LaHIPP) program Monday, moving the date from July 1 to Dec. 1, 2015.
June 26, 2015
Current provisions of Louisiana law remain intact until a final mandate is issued by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. Until that happens, the Department will continue to follow Louisiana law.
June 24, 2015
If you live in Louisiana, you probably either fish or know someone who does. It is important to spread the word to family and friends about the dangers of fishing, kayaking or participating in other water-based activities with open wounds.