In Louisiana, approximately 80 babies die each year from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), which is the broad medical term for sudden, unexplained deaths of infants before they reach their first birthdays. This October, as part of SIDS Awareness Month, the Department of Health and Hospitals is encouraging families to create a safe sleeping space for their babies.
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals celebrates National Women's Health Week, May 12-18. National Women's Health Week empowers women to make their health a top priority. It also encourages women to take steps to improve their physical and mental health and lower risks of certain diseases.
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals’ Maternal and Child Health Program is conducting public awareness events during October, which is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month, to educate parents about the importance of a safe sleep environment in lowering a baby’s SIDS risk.
In Louisiana, approximately 80 babies die each year from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), which is the broad medical term for sudden, unexplained deaths of infants before they reach their first birthdays. SIDS occurs when otherwise healthy babies die in their sleep for no apparent reason.
BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Office of Public Health announced today that Capitol City Family Health Center will begin offering WIC (Women, Infants & Children) services at its second location, bringing the total number of WIC clinic locations in East Baton Rouge Parish to four. After LSU announced the closure of the Mid-City WIC Clinic linked the Earl K. Long Hospital, the Office of Public Health immediately began working on an expanded partnership with Capital City Family Health Center to ensure the areas residents had uninterrupted access to services.
This week E.A. Conway Medical Center reopened its Women, Infants & Children (WIC) clinic to serve Northeast Louisiana residents. The operating hours for the WIC clinic at this location are 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday.
The Region 4 (Acadiana area) Office of Public Health has organized a donation drive that will combat one public health issue while providing a solution for another.