Program improvements meet federal
requirements, vendor moratorium lifted
Author: Bruce Boyea, Director, Bureau of Nutritional Services
In Louisiana, as well as in all other states, research has shown that the program known as WIC, shorthand for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, is a funding investment that is cost-effective and improves the health status of infants and children. WIC is a federal program – run by the United States Department of Agriculture – that is administered at the state level by the Office of Public Health in Louisiana.
Author: David J. Holcombe, M.D., M.S.A., Regional Medical Director, Region 6 (Alexandria Region)
conjunction with America’s Health Rankings, there is a specific report issued annually
for senior health for each state. America’s Health Rankings Senior Report for
2016 is the most recent report available and it usually parallels health
rankings for Louisiana as a whole, with some exceptions.
think of severe weather in Louisiana, many immediately picture a menacing
hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico taking aim for our state. It is true that
Louisiana has experienced many tropical depressions, tropical storms, and
hurricanes. However, as many of us have
witnessed recently, Louisiana also experiences catastrophic flooding, severe
thunderstorms and tornadoes, heat waves, and even ice storms.