Office of the Secretary

July 09, 2010
Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Alan Levine wrote to U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius underscoring the need for BP funds for mental health care, after BP denied the state's first request for funds.
July 09, 2010
Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced Alan Levine will step down as Secretary of the Department of Health and Hospitals, a role he has held since January 14, 2008. In his place, the Governor also announced the appointment of Bruce Greenstein.
June 28, 2010
BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Alan Levine announced today that Kathy Kliebert will serve as assistant secretary of the newly-created Office of Behavioral Health and Julia Kenny will serve as assistant secretary of the Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities.
June 28, 2010
Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Alan Levine announced today that Kathy Kliebert will serve as assistant secretary of the newly-created Office of Behavioral Health and Julia Kenny will serve as assistant secretary of the Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities.
June 18, 2010
Enough volume and rancor went into the national health-care debate to make it sad that we can't harness them to make the nation truly energy independent. But while Republicans and Democrats clubbed each other daffy with public options, back-room deals, death panels and coverage mandates, Louisiana public health officials pushed ahead quietly with their own plans for reforming health care — or at least that portion of the state's health care provided by Medicaid. That portion turns out to be regrettably large.
June 04, 2010
The secretaries of the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and the Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) sent a letter to Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) Assistant Secretary of Labor David Michaels asking the agency to conduct a full investigation of oil spill worker conditions and safety.
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.