Louisiana Maternal Mortality Review Report Released
Today, the Louisiana Department of Health released a new report on maternal mortality in Louisiana. Maternal mortality is a pregnancy-related death occurring up to 42 days following the end of a pregnancy. The report includes recommendations made by an expert maternal mortality review committee to guide improvements in maternal...Read More >
Prepare for Tropical Weather!
The Bureau of Family Health reminds everyone to #getagameplan for themselves and their families. Visit Get A Game Plan for tips. You can find tips and resources for: Families Kids People with Disabilities If you are affected by the current storm, you can call 1-800-251-BABY (2229) to find out about...Read More >
We Need Your Input! MCH Block Grant
The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) is applying for the 2018-2019 Title V Federal Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Block Grant. The grant provides funds for LDH programs and initiatives to improve the health status of pregnant women, mothers, infants, and children, including children with special health care needs....Read More >
Medical Coverage After Pregnancy: What New Moms Need to Know
Health insurance during your pregnancy is crucial to the health and well-being of you and your baby. What your insurance covers after your pregnancy is equally important. Medicaid is a great resource for health insurance, and provides insurance for those who meet income requirements. If you don’t meet the...Read More >
Louisiana Lead Poisoning Prevention Program Celebrates National Healthy Homes Month
June is National Healthy Homes Month! The Louisiana Healthy Homes and Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (LHHCLPPP) is working to ensure low-income families have healthy and lead-safe homes. LHHCLPPP does this by: – Working with physicians, nurses, WIC clinics, and other healthcare service providers to increase blood lead level...Read More >
March of Dimes Community Grants Available
March of Dimes-Louisiana has released their Request for Proposals for their community grant program. The Louisiana Community Grants Program is designed to invest in priority projects that further the March of Dimes mission, support campaign objectives, and further their strategic goal of promoting equity in birth outcomes. See the...Read More >
Celebrate National Minority Health Month!
April is National Minority Health Month! Organized by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Minority Health, National Minority Health Month seeks to raise awareness about racial and ethnic health disparities, and celebrate the work that is being done to eliminate these disparities and advance health equity....Read More >
FDA Statement on Findings from Ongoing Investigation into Magellan Diagnostics Lead Test Issues
Update from The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on findings from ongoing investigation into the Magellan Diagnostics LeadCare Testing lead testing issues. Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updated the Magellan Diagnostics LeadCare Testing Systems webpage, and released a statement from FDA’s Donald St. Pierre on findings from ongoing investigation...Read More >
About 3,500 Babies in the US are Lost to Sleep-Related Deaths Each Year
CDC Vital Signs report signals need for more caregivers to follow safe-sleep practices There are about 3,500 sleep-related deaths among U.S. babies each year, including sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), accidental suffocation, and deaths from unknown causes. In the 1990s, there were sharp declines in sleep-related deaths following the...Read More >
Louisiana Department of Health Reports Widespread Flu Activity throughout the State
Department of Health Offers Tips to Minimize the Spread of the Flu Louisiana is seeing widespread and early flu activity. According to the CDC, Louisiana is among the states with the highest confirmed illness through symptoms and laboratory surveillance. “In more severe seasons, the flu causes approximately 700 deaths...Read More >
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