The Department of Health and Hospital's Louisiana Permanent Supportive Housing Program (PSH) was honored at a ceremony this week by receiving the 2013 Great Places in Louisiana Award for its efforts to improve the health and quality of life for individuals with disabilities. Members of the PSH team were honored by AARP, the Center for Planning Excellence and the Lt. Governor's Office in an award ceremony along with the City of Jena and New Orleans City Park.
This week, much of Louisiana is under a heat advisory. Parts of the state are seeing temperatures in the high 90s with heat indexes over 100 degrees. The heat, coupled with high humidity, can cause potentially deadly heat-related illnesses. The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals and the Department of Children and Family Services encourage residents to take simple precautions to ensure their safety in the summer heat:
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) is seeking creative, innovative and viable strategies that will assist Louisiana with restructuring the organization and delivery of Medicaid services to individuals receiving Medicaid-funded Long Term Services and Supports (LTSS).
Today, the Louisiana Division of Administration and the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals outlined a plan to address funding reductions included by the Legislature in the state’s final operating budget for fiscal year 2014, which begins July 1. Without these actions, DHH projects that it would face an approximately $25.9 million state general fund shortfall at current operating levels.
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.
The following are required forms for Community Choices Waiver.
Community Choices Waiver (CCW) Quick Start Procedures Manual.