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Healthy Homes & Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program Tool Kit Now Available

April, 28, 2014

The Louisiana Healthy Homes and Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program Tool Kit was created for health care professionals as a reference guide for routine care of infants and children who may be at risk for lead exposure. This tool kit was developed by the Louisiana Healthy Homes and Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (LHHCPPP) and contains additional resources from the Centers for...

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SWLA first responders receive new training to help prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

April, 08, 2014

Each year hundreds of infants die across the country from what could be preventable deaths due to unsafe sleeping conditions.  That's something Southwest Louisiana is trying change.Our five parish region has one of the highest rates of sudden unexpected infant deaths in the country and with new training for first responders Southwest Louisiana hopes to drastically improve that situation...

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DHH Brings Parents as Teachers Program to 13 North Louisiana Parishes

February, 06, 2014

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals' Office of Public Health, Bureau of Family Health, in collaboration with the Southeast Louisiana Area Health Education Center, announces the recent implementation of the Parents as Teachers (PAT) home-visiting program in select areas of northern Louisiana. The voluntary and evidence-based program is currently available in the following...

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New Orleans Advocate Highlights ‘Best Fed Beginnings’ Program in Louisiana Hospitals

December, 05, 2013

The [Best Fed Beginnings] program's major goal is to increase the number of breastfed babies. The $6 million initiative began last year and will conclude in September 2014. The 89 participating hospitals must complete the American Academy of Pediatrics-endorsed Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding program. By doing so, they will receive a "baby-friendly" designation from the World Health...

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