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.
1. 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). 2. A contract is necessary to insure that the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act of 2009 and that Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) funding is used to develop and/or enhance access to a comprehensive continuum of high quality, community-based care for low-income individuals and families living with HIV. Contract(s) will provide efficient and effective service delivery to eligible clients and to insure that there is no duplication of services. The scope of work to be performed is outlined in the Deliverables section of this RFP. According to the 2011 estimates, approximately 27% (1,202,000) of the Louisiana population was living in poverty, and 20% of the population (906,800 were uninsured). (Kaiser Family Foundation, 2011). At the end of December 2012, 18,493 persons were known to be living with HIV infection in Louisiana, 10,123 (55%) of whom have progressed from HIV to AIDS. There are persons living with HIV in every parish in Louisiana. Of persons living with HIV infection in 2011, 64% had at least one primary medical care visit during the year. Persons living with AIDS were more likely to have a medical visit (75%) compared to persons living with HIV (50%). Females, non-Hispanics, and persons under the age of 13 were also more likely to be receiving medical care. The New Orleans (41%) and Lake Charles (46%) are had the highest unmet need for primary medical care. In 2012, SHP coordinated HIV-related care, treatment and support services for 5,695 people living with HIV infection in Louisiana. These services were supported through the Ryan White Part B Program and the state formula Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) programs. Service categories and number of people served varied by region.
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).
Water samples taken in late January from the St. Bernard parish water system have tested negative for the rare ameba Naegleria fowleri, meaning increased chlorine levels in the system have controlled the ameba, the Department of Health and Hospitals announced Tuesday.
Louisiana’s weekly flu report to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) includes two new pediatric deaths, one of which occurred in early January and was just reported to the Department of Health and Hospitals this week. So far this flu season, four 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 latest pediatric deaths are from Southeast and Southwest Louisiana. The two previous deaths were in Northwest and Southeast Louisiana.
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 parishes: Caddo, Bossier, Webster, Claiborne, Bienville, Red River, Natchitoches, Ouachita, Morehouse, West Carroll, East Carroll, Madison and Tensas.
Louisiana’s weekly flu report to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) includes a pediatric death, which brings the total number of child deaths from the flu in Louisiana this season to two. Federal law requires that states report all flu deaths in children to the CDC. The latest pediatric death is in Southeast Louisiana, the first was in Northwest Louisiana, which shows that the entire state is at risk.