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AAP Issues Additional Guidance on Flu Vaccine

AAP Issues Additional Guidance on Flu Vaccine

The Academy does not recommend the nasal spray vaccine this flu season, after studies show poor effectiveness The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that all children ages 6 months and older receive a seasonal flu shot during the 2016-17 season, as vaccination...

Red River Potpourri

Red River Potpourri

August 19-21, 2016 Shreveport Convention Center Shreveport, LA Registration details will be forthcoming www.womansfoundation.com Call us for more information 337.988.1816 Red River Potpourri is presented by The Louisiana Chapter of the American Academy of...

LA AAP Supports Providers Around Adolescent Vaccines

LA AAP Supports Providers Around Adolescent Vaccines

Through the support of a Merck Educational Grant, the Chapter was able to bring some new resources for providers around adolescent vaccines. Printed, and available electronically, is an adolescent vaccine toolkit with information for providers, families, posters,...

Congratulations to Our Lady of the Lake on ACGME Accolades

Congratulations to Our Lady of the Lake on ACGME Accolades

ACGME Announces Institutions Selected for Pursuing Excellence in Clinical Learning Environments | Eight Institutions Become Part of Four-Year Journey of Innovation and Shared Learning CHICAGO, IL (July 13, 2016)― The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical...

Academy Releases July Immunization articles

Academy Releases July Immunization articles

The July Immunization Initiatives Newsletter includes the new HPV education and practice-improvement module on the community of immunizers. The community of immunizers site includes educational materials, practice-change resources, discussions boards, provides you...

My Old Meds Campaign

My Old Meds Campaign

Help raise awareness in your communities on how to securely disposal of medication by promoting the launch of the MyOldMeds in Louisiana. MyOldMeds is a socially-activated campaign that will work to spread awareness and education about the importance of secure drug...

AAP Launches Vote For Kids Campaign

AAP Launches Vote For Kids Campaign

A Message from AAP CEO Karen Remley, MD, MBA, MPH, FAAP Today in Cleveland, Republican Party leaders are gathering for their 2016 National Convention, where they will select their nominee for President of the United States. Beginning July 25, the Democratic Party will...

Parent e-newsletter Now Available

Parent e-newsletter Now Available

Did you know HealthyChildren.org has an e-newsletter just for parents? It's free to registered users of the site and it features timely children's health content for busy parents. Be sure to tell your families to register on HealthyChildren.org. It's quick, easy and...

Immunization Program Office Move and Storage Reminder

Immunization Program Office Move and Storage Reminder

FROM: Stacy Hall, RN MSN | DHH-OPH Immunization Program Director Adrienne M. Whitney, MPH | Vaccines Procurement & Distribution Manager Subject: New Address and Vaccine Storage This letter is to inform you that the Louisiana Office of Public Health Immunization...

Declines in Teen Birth Rates – DHH

Declines in Teen Birth Rates – DHH

Thursday, May 12, 2016 Ι Contact: Samantha Faulkner; 225.342.9010, samantha.faulkner@la.gov Baton Rouge, La. – Both Louisiana and the nation have experienced declines in teen birth rates over the past decade, and Secretary Rebekah Gee of the Department of Health and...

AAP Issues Additional Guidance on Flu Vaccine

Memos to all VFC Providers

Hurricane Preparedness 2016 and Sanofi ActHIB vaccine Memos to all VFC Providers! ActHIB now has a new NDC number and as a reminder at the beginning of the hurricane season, we are encouraging all providers to review and update their emergency vaccination storage...

Medicaid / Healthy Louisiana

Medicaid / Healthy Louisiana

Louisiana Receives Approval for Unique Strategy to Enroll SNAP Beneficiaries in Expanded Medicaid Coverage Wednesday, June 1, 2016 Ι Contact: Samantha Faulkner; 225.342.9010, samantha.faulkner@la.gov Baton Rouge, La. – Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Health and...

FFS Provider Memo Posted

FFS Provider Memo Posted

This notice is to inform providers of a change in policy regarding pharmacy signature log/delivery log and patient counseling. In effort to strengthen the LA medicade Pharmacy program and prevent improper payments…

MCO Provider Calls Moving to Weekly Format in May

MCO Provider Calls Moving to Weekly Format in May

Website Friday, April 15, 2016 | Contact: bayouhealth@la.gov Beginning in May, the daily noon provider calls related to the integration of mental health and substance use services into Bayou Health will shift to a weekly call on Wednesdays only. The Department of...

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