Behavioral Health

June 15, 2017
The Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) will be hosting town hall meetings in four locations in different areas of the state. This will be an interactive opportunity for providers to ask questions and to offer ideas and suggestions as we continue to improve the services and member outcomes.
May 15, 2017
The State now has more funding to fight the opioid epidemic. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has awarded the Louisiana Department of Health a grant to target and reduce opioid abuse across the state. The State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis Grant is funded at $8,167,971 a year for two years.
March 08, 2017
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).
January 26, 2017
There are many simple steps that you can take to protect yourself from infectious diseases. Protecting yourself is essential to keeping you and those around you healthy.
January 23, 2017
Laypeople who come to the aid of an individual who has overdosed on heroin, morphine or other opioid drugs can now receive the lifesaving medication naloxone without having to get a direct prescription from a doctor.
October 12, 2016
Delivered by John Noles, MD and Sarah Carroll Hamauei, MD
September 27, 2016
Guest speakers share stories of overcoming addiction and road to recovery
August 16, 2016
Baton Rouge, La. – Capital Area Human Services has informed the Louisiana Department of Health that the following service locations in the Baton Rouge area will be open the rest of this week.
August 02, 2016
While expanding Medicaid coverage is going to be a chore in some places for health care providers, Gov. John Bel Edwards’ decision to expand the program to the working poor will benefit Louisiana both in the short run and in the longer term.