The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals celebrates National Women's Health Week, May 12-18. National Women's Health Week empowers women to make their health a top priority. It also encourages women to take steps to improve their physical and mental health and lower risks of certain diseases.
DHH would like to recognize its nurses for the tremendous job they do each day in promoting public health and for the selfless care they provide during times of emergencies. This is National Nurses Week, May 6-12, set aside to honor all of America's 3.1 million registered nurses, including the more than 54,000 nurses in Louisiana. National Nurses Week is the time of year designated to recognize and celebrate these professionals and highlight the work they do every day to save lives and help people achieve better heath.
In recognition of Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week, May 5-11, 2013, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospital’s Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) is bringing attention to symptoms of mental illness and programs to support those who have mental health issues. This week is dedicated to increasing public awareness about the triumphs and challenges in children's mental health and emphasizing the importance of family and youth involvement in the children's mental health movement.
Surgeons at Our Lady of the Lake's renovated Perkins Surgery Center on Tuesday performed the first surgery on a patient who would ordinarily have been treated at Earl K. Long Medical Center before its closure.
Partnerships between the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, nonprofit advocacy groups and Louisiana hospitals reduced the number of days babies born in Louisiana have spent in Neonatal Intensive Care units by 20,000, according to preliminary data from DHH’s Birth Outcomes Initiative.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the CDC Foundation have recognized Gina Deris as one of this year’s CDC Childhood Immunization Champions. The award honors immunization advocates who have made immunization successes possible in their communities. Each year, one CDC Immunization Champion from each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia receives the prestigious award.
This week, the focus of national health care will be on Louisiana as hundreds of software developers and coders from all over the world will converge on Lafayette to compete in CajunCodeFest 2.0 and build innovative applications that encourage and enable people to own their own health by making more informed health care decisions.