Office of the Secretary

April 29, 2010
Statement by DHH and DEQ on Reports of Petroleum Odor in Onshore Communities.
April 28, 2010
Governor Bobby Jindal held a press conference today following a meeting with the Unified Command Group to give an update on the state’s actions in response to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Earlier in the day, Governor Jindal visited the Coast Guard Command Center in Houma for a briefing on the oil spill and then he joined Coast Guard Rear Admiral Mary Landry and BP executives for a flyover of the oil spill area in the Gulf. At the press conference, Governor Jindal emphasized the state’s continued monitoring of the oil spill in the Gulf and preparations for any potential effects on Louisiana’s coastline in the coming days.
April 09, 2010
Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced the appointment of Damion Cummins to the Medicaid Pharmaceutical and Therapeutics Committee.
April 08, 2010
Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Alan Levine and Attorney General Buddy Caldwell announced today that Louisiana’s crackdown on Medicaid fraud is showing results for taxpayers.
April 08, 2010
BATON ROUGE—Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Alan Levine and Attorney General Buddy Caldwell announced today that Louisiana’s crackdown on Medicaid fraud is showing results for taxpayers.
March 23, 2010
Louisiana Commissioner of Insurance Jim Donelon and Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Alan Levine today unveiled the Louisiana Long-term Care Partnership Program, which will provide Louisianians with coverage for their long-term health care needs. The program will protect residents from being forced to exhaust their assets to become Medicaid eligible if they are faced with requiring long-term care, such as nursing home care or care due to a condition such as Alzheimer’s disease.
March 11, 2010
Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals’ Secretary Alan Levine today celebrated the opening of two new community-based outpatient mental health care clinics for children, adolescents and their families in the Greater New Orleans area. Levine joined local and state officials in a ribbon-cutting ceremony at one of the new clinics, the Midtown Clinic in New Orleans, to mark another milestone in the state’s creation of a robust, community-based mental health system statewide.
March 11, 2010
NEW ORLEANS—Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals’ Secretary Alan Levine today celebrated the opening of two new community-based outpatient mental health care clinics for children, adolescents and their families in the Greater New Orleans area. Levine joined local and state officials in a ribbon-cutting ceremony at one of the new clinics, the Midtown Clinic in New Orleans, to mark another milestone in the state’s creation of a robust, community-based mental health system statewide.
March 10, 2010
BATON ROUGE – Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced four nominees to the New Orleans Academic Medical Center Initial Corporation Board, marking the next step forward toward creating the new Academic Medical Center in New Orleans. In August 2009, Governor Jindal joined LSU System President John Lombardi, Tulane President Scott Cowen, Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) Secretary Alan Levine and other New Orleans officials to announce an agreement of the governance structure.
March 02, 2010
Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced four nominees to the New Orleans Academic Medical Center Initial Corporation Board, marking the next step forward toward creating the new Academic Medical Center in New Orleans. In August 2009, Governor Jindal joined LSU System President John Lombardi, Tulane President Scott Cowen, Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) Secretary Alan Levine and other New Orleans officials to announce an agreement of the governance structure.