Thursday, June 29, 2017

Gov. Edwards to Louisiana Senators: Louisiana Uniquely Harmed by BCRA

In the seven years since the Affordable Care Act was passed, more than 575,000 Louisianans have gained health care coverage. This includes more than 433,000 newly covered adults who are enrolled in Medicaid in the past 12 months, and another 143,000 plus people who have gained private health coverage through the ACA exchange, or the Marketplace.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Creating a generation of healthier women and children

Author: Dr. Rebekah Gee, Secretary

In an effort to create a generation of healthier women and children in Louisiana, The Department of Health has implemented many initiatives to encourage change and improvement.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

WIC helps improve the health of low income families

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.