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Behavioral Health

Friday, March 28, 2014
RFI - Contigency Contract for Acute Psychiatric Adult Beds

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, Office of Behavioral Health is issuing this RFI to determine the interest and capabilities of qualified provider organizations to operate up to 20 but not fewer than 4 contingency acute care adult beds during a declared emergency event.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Gov. Jindal Declares March Problem Gambling Awareness Month in Louisiana

Governor Bobby Jindal has declared March 2014 as Problem Gambling Awareness month to raise awareness about Louisiana's services for those experiencing problems with gambling. The movement coincides with National Problem Gambling Awareness Month.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014
RFI - To Provide Group Home For The Severely/Persistently Mentally Ill (S/Pmi) Adult Male Population In Region 2

Louisiana State Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH), Eastern Louisiana Mental Health System is issuing this Request For Information for the purpose of eliciting responses from qualified contractors interested in providing a group home in Region 2 for the severely/persistently mentally ill (S/PMI) adult male population with an array of services to clients discharged from ELMHS.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014
RFI - Forensic Supervised transitional Residential Aftercare Program in New Orleans

Louisiana State Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH), Eastern Louisiana Mental Health System is issuing this Request For Information for the purpose of eliciting responses from qualified contractors interested in providing a Forensic Supervised Transitional Residential Aftercare (FSTRA) Program with an array of services to conditionally released, and/or other selected, Forensic clients of ELMHS.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014
2013-2014 Block Grant Public Forum Calendar

Each year OBH coordinates the Block Grant public forums amongst the local human service districts and authorities.

Friday, December 27, 2013
SYNAR Reports

The annual Synar Report describes the progress Louisiana and other states have made in enforcing youth tobacco access laws and future plans to reduce youth tobacco access rates as required by the federal Public Health Service Act [42 U.S.C. 300x–26]. The law requires all states to have in effect a law making it unlawful for any manufacturer, retailer, or distributor of tobacco products to sell or distribute any such product to any individual under the age of 18, and to conduct random, unannounced inspections to ensure compliance with the law. States are required to report this information annually to the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP).

Thursday, December 19, 2013
Celebrating the Holidays Safely: Avoiding Substance Abuse at Holiday Parties

The holidays can be difficult times for those dealing with drug or alcohol use disorders. The Department of Health and Hospitals is encouraging all Louisiana residents, including those hosting parties, to take a few helpful steps to help prevent substance abuse this holiday season as part of its Healthy for the Holidays campaign. Finding a balance with alternative activities and maintaining the supports for those with substance use challenges are important ways to avoid a relapse.