Department

January 29, 2015
Baton Rouge, La. - Gov. Bobby Jindal and officials with the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH), and Louisiana State Police (LSP) announced the ban of multiple new synthetic marijuana compounds called "PX 1," "PX 2" and "MDMB-CHMICA" this week. Designer drugs, sold under names such as Blue Diamond and Mojo, have been linked to recent deaths and numerous hospitalizations in Louisiana hospitals in the past few months.
January 21, 2015
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) sent invitations to state health leaders and stakeholders last week requesting their input on the process of integrating Medicaid recipients' behavioral health services into the Bayou Health plans.
January 09, 2015
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospital (DHH) awarded a $4.2 million loan to the Terrebonne Consolidated Water Works District Number 1 (CWWDN1) through the State's Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund Program (DWRLF).
January 08, 2015
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) awarded a $1.25 million loan to the French Settlement Water Company through the State's Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund Program (DWRLF).
January 07, 2015
Winter is here and the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) encourages all residents to prepare for freezing temperatures.
December 29, 2014
Well-Ahead Louisiana is an initiative started by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) aimed at improving the health and wellness of Louisiana citizens.
December 23, 2014
This morning, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) received final approval of the hospital public-private partnerships already providing high-quality care to Louisianans.
December 10, 2014
Louisiana Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne, Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) Secretary Kathy H. Kliebert, and DHH Public Health Assistant Secretary J.T. Lane received their annual flu shots at the East Baton Rouge Parish Health Unit today. The annual flu shot event is part of the State's efforts to remind members of the public about the importance of getting a flu shot or nasal spray to protect against the flu. Information on where to get vaccinated against the flue is available at www.fighttheflu.la.gov.
December 05, 2014
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released a report that shows Louisiana physicians are seeing more flu cases than in other parts of the United States. The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) strongly encourages Louisiana residents to receive flu vaccinations as the best protection against the flu, but also to use antiviral medications, such as Tamiflu, in the instance that the flu does occur.
December 04, 2014
The 22nd Annual Louisiana Shots for Tots State Conference was held November 6-7 in New Orleans. A new consumer access module known as MyIR was unveiled by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospital's (DHH) Office of Public Health's - (OPH) Immunization Program. MyIR provides Louisiana families with access to their personal immunization records and important tool in helping Louisiana residents stay up-to-date with the recommended immunization schedule.