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Monday, April 14, 2014
Governor Bobby Jindal and DHH Secretary Kathy Kliebert Announce "Well-Ahead Louisiana" Health Initiative

Today, Governor Bobby Jindal and the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) Secretary Kathy Kliebert were joined by dozens of local supporting organizations to launch the Well-Ahead Louisiana initiative, which will designate healthy places around the state that voluntarily champion and embrace health and wellness. The program is a state-wide effort to partner with schools, businesses and other organizations in local communities to give Louisianians more control and ownership of their health.

Friday, March 28, 2014
DHH Awards $3.75 million to the North Franklin Water Works for Water System Improvements

This month, the Department of Health and Hospitals' Office of Public Health awarded $3.75 million to North Franklin Water Works through the State's Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund Program (DWRLF). The loan will help pay for much needed improvements and upgrades to the water system.

Monday, March 24, 2014
Majority of Water Systems Comply with DHH Emergency Rule Requiring Higher Disinfectant Levels in Drinking Water

The Department of Health and Hospitals on Monday announced that around 95 percent of the state’s drinking water systems have complied with an emergency rule issued last year requiring increased disinfectant levels in drinking water and increased monitoring of water quality.

Thursday, March 20, 2014
DHH Issues Emergency Rule Banning the Sale or Use of Eight Additional Synthetic Drugs

The Department of Health and Hospitals today issued an Emergency Rule banning the sale or use of eight additional synthetic cannabinoids, commonly marketed as synthetic marijuana, following reports from law enforcement officials of a high number of associated drug overdoses in recent weeks.

Friday, March 07, 2014
Oyster Transplant Permits Available

Beginning next month, Louisiana oyster harvesters will have a two-week opportunity to move oysters from the public oyster seed grounds located southwest of Point Au Fer and the South Point area and transplant them to their private leases for later harvest. This is located in Oyster Harvest Areas 24 and 25.

Wednesday, March 05, 2014
RFP for Ryan White Part B Core and Ancillary Services and Housing Opportunities for Persons Living with AIDS (HOPWA) Funding for People Living with HIV Regions 7 & 9

The purpose of this RFP is to solicit proposals from qualified proposers that provide community-based supportive services to low income persons living with HIV (PLWH).

Friday, February 28, 2014
Louisiana Confirms New Flu-Related Pediatric Death

Louisiana’s weekly flu report to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) includes a new pediatric death from the Central Louisiana region. So far this flu season, five children have died from the flu in Louisiana. State law requires hospitals and health care professionals report all flu deaths in children to the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, the state shares that information weekly with the CDC. The four previous pediatric deaths were from northwest (1), southeast (2) and southwest Louisiana (1).