Department

February 23, 2016
Dr. Rebekah Gee, DHH secretary, will appear on Louisiana Public Square tomorrow night (Wednesday, February 24) at 7 p.m. on LPB HD and WLAE in New Orleans. She and her fellow panelists will discuss how expanding Medicaid will affect the lives of those who will now have access to health care, what expansion will mean for the cost of health care and insurance for everyone else in the state, how hospitals will be affected and more.
February 19, 2016
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals awarded a $2.1 million loan to Waterworks District No. 1 of Avoyelles Parish through the State’s Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund. This low-interest subsidized loan will benefit Avoyelles Parish residents by enabling improvements to the drinking water system.
February 18, 2016
Baton Rouge, La. – A new independent study estimates that the Bayou Health program saved the state up to $437 million in Medicaid expenditures in 2015 when compared with what the state would have paid under the old fee-for-service model. The study, which was performed by Wakely Consulting Group for the Louisiana Association of Health Plans (LAHP), concludes that the managed care organizations are operating efficiently and producing significant savings when compared to the costs that DHH would have incurred under the old, fee-for-service program.
February 11, 2016
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) is investigating two presumptive cases of imported Zika virus in the state.
February 10, 2016
BATON ROUGE - Tomorrow, Governor John Bel Edwards will make a special address to the citizens of Louisiana to discuss the historic budget shortfall facing the state ahead of a special session of the Louisiana Legislature. The special address will be aired statewide at 6:30 pm on all major network television and radio stations, as well as Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LPB).
February 10, 2016
Pursuant to the provisions ofLSA RS 40:5.3, as amended and re-enacted by Act 1 of the First Regular Legislative Session of 1988, and RS 40:5, the Precautionary Closure of Molluscan shellfish waters in Louisiana effective dated December 11, 2015 is hereby rescinded.
February 05, 2016
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have joined together to review citizen concerns about the St. Joseph Water System in Tensas Parish.
January 28, 2016
Mothballs are classified as a pesticide and used to control moths, silverfish and other fiber pests in wool and other natural fiber clothing and materials. Mothballs should only be used as specified on the label, and their use is regulated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
January 19, 2016
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) has been awarded approximately $1.4 million through two competitive five-year grants funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to improve worker safety and reduce water contamination.