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Contacts

Emergency Operations Center - Primary Care and Rural Health Desk (EOC - PCRH Desk)

Specific contact for rural health care providers.  The EOC-PCRH Desk can assist with notifications regarding facility closures, sharing storm/response updates, and provide support related to activation of emergency preparedness plans.

eocpcrh@la.gov | 225-276-7599


Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (OHSEP) Contacts

Specific contact for each parish.  The OHSEP Contact can assist with securing non-medical supplies (water, barricades, generators, etc.).

Find the OHSEP Contact for your Parish


UPCOMING EDUCATION

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UPCOMING EXERCISES

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COVID-19

GENERAL INFORMATION & UPDATES

Free COVID-19 Tests 

US Postal Service (USPS) is now delivering FREE at-home rapid tests! Residential households in the U.S. can now order one set of four free at-home COVID-19 testing kits. There is a limit of one order per household. Each order includes four individual rapid COVID-19 tests, and will ship for free starting in late January.   

Visit https://covidtests.gov to order at-home tests, learn more about rapid antigen tests, find testing resources near you, and learn how to interpret your test result. 

Order At-Home Test Kits

FDA Authorizes and CDC Recommends Updated COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters Targeted to be More Effective Against Current Variants

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized bivalent formulations of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine and the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for use as a single booster dose at least two months following primary or booster vaccination. These updated boosters are formulated to offer continued protection against the ancestral strain while also offering better protection against two lineages of the omicron variant, BA.4 and BA.5, which represent over 90% of currently circulating virus.


MONKEYPOX

GENERAL INFORMATION & UPDATES

Monkey Pox Technical Brief


Update for Louisiana Clinicians on Expanded Eligibility for JYNNEOS Vaccine and TPOXX Availability

The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) has expanded the eligibility criteria for JYNNEOS vaccine (monkeypox vaccine).

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About the Association

Our Mission

  • To promote rural health as a distinct concern in Louisiana
  • To serve as a unified voice for health care providers, public officials, healthcare employees, educators and consumers working cooperatively to improve rural health in Louisiana
  • To provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and information related to the improvement of rural health
  • To serve as an advocate for rural health, promoting improved health status and improvements to the health system for residents of rural Louisiana
  • To encourage the development of appropriate health resources for Louisiana


Contacts

Denae Hebert, Executive Director 

dhebert@lrha.org

985-369-3813

133 Highway 402 / P.O. Box 387 

Napoleonville, LA 70390 

 

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