Office of the Secretary

May 28, 2010
BATON ROUGE – Louisiana Department of Health Hospitals Secretary Alan Levine and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu this week submitted a letter and proposal to U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Director Cindy Mann highlighting the importance of Primary Care Access and Stabilization Grant clinics in Orleans, Jefferson, St. Bernard and Plaquemines Parishes and offering funding solutions to keep the clinics open. Federal funding for the clinics currently ends on Sept. 30.
May 28, 2010
Louisiana Department of Health Hospitals Secretary Alan Levine and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu this week submitted a letter and proposal to U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Director Cindy Mann highlighting the importance of Primary Care Access and Stabilization Grant clinics in Orleans, Jefferson, St. Bernard and Plaquemines Parishes and offering funding solutions to keep the clinics open. Federal funding for the clinics currently ends on Sept. 30.
May 26, 2010
Federal health care reform could cost Louisiana taxpayers in excess of $6 billion over 10 years once implemented, Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Alan Levine announced today in response to a report by Kaiser’s Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured. The Kaiser report, intended to provide an estimate of costs for states, limited its analysis to the costs of the expansion of Medicaid, and did not provide an analysis of additional costs that may be imposed.
May 26, 2010
BATON ROUGE—Federal health care reform could cost Louisiana taxpayers in excess of $6 billion over 10 years once implemented, Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Alan Levine announced today in response to a report by Kaiser’s Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured. The Kaiser report, intended to provide an estimate of costs for states, limited its analysis to the costs of the expansion of Medicaid, and did not provide an analysis of additional costs that may be imposed.
May 19, 2010
As hurricane season approaches, state, federal and local agencies are working together to test the state’s Medical Institution Evacuation Plan (MIEP). DHH Secretary Alan Levine will hold a news conference on Thursday prior to the exercise at the New Orleans Lakefront Airport to discuss the state’s preparedness and the partnerships critical to getting Louisiana’s patients out of the path of an impending hurricane.
May 19, 2010
BATON ROUGE— As hurricane season approaches, state, federal and local agencies are working together to test the state’s Medical Institution Evacuation Plan (MIEP). DHH Secretary Alan Levine will hold a news conference on Thursday prior to the exercise at the New Orleans Lakefront Airport to discuss the state’s preparedness and the partnerships critical to getting Louisiana’s patients out of the path of an impending hurricane.
May 05, 2010
The Louisiana departments of Health and Hospitals and Environmental Quality are urging residents as well as oil spill response workers and volunteers to take the proper steps to protect their health from possible exposure to chemical, physical and biological hazards caused by the BP disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.
April 30, 2010
Statement from DHH Secretary Alan Levine on Oyster Safety
April 30, 2010
The Louisiana departments of Health and Hospitals, and Wildlife and Fisheries announced today they will be closing select fishing areas and oyster harvesting beds as a precautionary response to the oil spill in the Gulf.
April 29, 2010
Statement by DHH and DEQ on Reports of Petroleum Odor in Onshore Communities.