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).
Today, the Louisiana Senate confirmed three appointments of Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) employees to top level positions. Earlier this year, DHH Secretary Kathy Kliebert appointed Jeff Reynolds as DHH undersecretary, Dr. Rochelle Head-Dunham as Interim Assistant Secretary for the Office of Behavioral Health and Mark Thomas as Interim Assistant Secretary for the Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities.
Seventh annual Children’s Behavioral Health Summit sponsored by the Department of Health & Hospitals Office of Behavioral Health & Magellan Health Services
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, Office of Behavioral Health is issuing this RFI to determine the interest and capabilities of qualified provider organizations to operate up to 20 but not fewer than 4 contingency acute care adult beds during a declared emergency event.
Governor Bobby Jindal has declared March 2014 as Problem Gambling Awareness month to raise awareness about Louisiana's services for those experiencing problems with gambling. The movement coincides with National Problem Gambling Awareness Month.
Louisiana State Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH), Eastern Louisiana Mental Health System is issuing this Request For Information for the purpose of eliciting responses from qualified contractors interested in providing a group home in Region 2 for the severely/persistently mentally ill (S/PMI) adult male population with an array of services to clients discharged from ELMHS.