Office of the Secretary

September 22, 2009
Parishes with the highest rates of asthma will soon receive help to decrease hospitalizations, emergency room and urgent care visits, and missed days of school and work due to asthma.
September 15, 2009
BATON ROUGE – Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Alan Levine and Children’s Hospital, New Orleans today announced an expansion of available inpatient mental health capacity for children in the Greater New Orleans area.
September 14, 2009
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has opened online registration for health care providers interested in administering the 2009 H1N1 flu vaccine, expected to be available initially in limited quantities in October. Also, State Health Officer Jimmy Guidry, M.D., has issued an order and protocol allowing Louisiana Board of Pharmacy-certified pharmacists to join doctors, hospitals, and local health departments in administering both seasonal and 2009 H1N1 flu vaccines. These important steps will help keep more people healthy, ensure more effective provision of influenza immunizations, and allow the state to better manage the 2009 flu season.
September 02, 2009
BATON ROUGE— Louisiana has moved from being among the lowest-ranked states in the nation in child immunizations in 2006 to an all-time-high ranking in 2008, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Rising in just two years from 44th to 2nd, Louisiana has made enormous strides in immunizing children aged 19-35 months.
March 10, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C.-Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Alan Levine testified today before the Subcommittee on Health of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce calling for a “systemic reform of health care” and “every American having access to affordable health insurance.”
March 10, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C.-Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Alan Levine testified today before the Subcommittee on Health of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce calling for a “systemic reform of health care” and “every American having access to affordable health insurance.”
March 04, 2009
New Orleans– Clinics throughout the Greater New Orleans area have received recognition as Physician Practice Connections—Patient Centered Medical Homes (PPC-PCMH) by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). NCQA’s Physician Recognition Programs identify physicians who deliver care using standards firmly rooted in medical evidence. The 37 recognized clinics are under the management of 13 public and private non-profit organizations providing affordable primary and behavioral health care in Orleans, Jefferson, and St. Bernard Parishes.
January 21, 2009
DHH Secretary Highlights Federal-State Health Priorities for Louisiana Congressional Delegation
January 21, 2009
DHH Secretary Highlights Federal-State Health Priorities for Louisiana Congressional Delegation
January 21, 2009
NOTE: The Medical Center of Louisiana at New Orleans (Charity Hospital) is not referenced in this letter because it is being addressed by the Louisiana Recovery Authority. Click Here for Letter.