Office of the Secretary

July 29, 2008
Baton Rouge – Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) Secretary Alan Levine today announced the appointment of a committee to study the development and implementation of a civil commitment program for sexually violent predators. The committee consists of representatives from the mental health, legal and law enforcement communities that will evaluate best practices for a statewide program of identification, control, monitoring and treatment of sexually violent predators and child sexual predators.
July 24, 2008
The Department of Health and Hospitals has unveiled an online, searchable system that makes the Department’s contracts accessible to the public.
July 24, 2008
Baton Rouge-The Department of Health and Hospitals has unveiled an online, searchable system that makes the Department’s contracts accessible to the public.
June 18, 2008
DHH Secretary Alan Levine was joined in New Orleans today by Dr. Fred Cerise, LSU System vice president for health affairs and medical education and Dr. Benjamin Sachs, senior vice president of Tulane University and dean of the School of Medicine to deliver the results of a review of the proposed business plan for an Academic Medical Center in New Orleans. After seeking input from outside stakeholders, leadership from DHH, LSU and Tulane made revisions to several areas of the business plan, resulting in the next step toward a destination academic medical center for New Orleans.
June 18, 2008
New Orleans - DHH Secretary Alan Levine was joined in New Orleans today by Dr. Fred Cerise, LSU System vice president for health affairs and medical education and Dr. Benjamin Sachs, senior vice president of Tulane University and dean of the School of Medicine to deliver the results of a review of the proposed business plan for an Academic Medical Center in New Orleans. After seeking input from outside stakeholders, leadership from DHH, LSU and Tulane made revisions to several areas of the business plan, resulting in the next step toward a destination academic medical center for New Orleans.
June 05, 2008
At an event with the Children’s Coalition for Northeast Louisiana in Monroe today, Governor Bobby Jindal was joined by Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) Secretary Alan Levine to announce that DHH has surpassed its enrollment goals for the year and enrolled an additional 11,000 Louisiana children from lower-income and working families into health insurance programs since January.
April 23, 2008
“I applaud Senator Willie Mount and the other members of the Louisiana Senate who are co-sponsoring legislation giving consumers cost and quality information about their health care system.
April 23, 2008
“I applaud Senator Willie Mount and the other members of the Louisiana Senate who are co-sponsoring legislation giving consumers cost and quality information about their health care system.
April 09, 2008
Baton Rouge – Today, Alan Levine, secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, and Dr. Fred Cerise, Vice President for Health Affairs and Medical Education with Louisiana State University, released the following joint statement:
March 24, 2008
Baton Rouge – Gov. Bobby Jindal announced today a legislative package he is proposing to strengthen Louisiana’s behavioral health care system. The package of four bills is designed to create standards for local behavioral health agencies, allow for the use of telemedicine technology in the assessment and treatment of persons with mental illness if there is a shortage of available professionals, and create a mental health crisis safety net infrastructure for people in crisis.