Office of the Secretary

March 04, 2022
The goal is to raise screening rates by 2 percentage points in 2022 as part of the Department's FY 2022 Business Plan, which has set prevention benchmarks in several areas.
November 01, 2021
The 17 initiatives are aimed at improving the health and well-being of Louisianans with an emphasis on prevention; reshaping the #TeamLDH work culture; and enhancing customer service, partnerships and community relations, while being transparent, accountable and compliant with state and federal regulations.
June 24, 2021
The Louisiana Department of Health will follow the selection process outlined by the Office of State Procurement and cannot share any additional comments on the RFP. Organizations must submit responses to the RFP by September 3, 2021, 3:00 p.m. Central Time.
December 28, 2020
The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) is announcing leadership changes as 2020 draws toward a close.
August 21, 2020
The Louisiana Department of Health has requested to withdraw its intent to award contracts to four managed care organizations (MCOs) and if the Commissioner of Administration approves this request, LDH will develop and issue a new Request for Proposals (RFP) for the procurement of state contracts with MCOs to manage health care benefits for Louisiana Medicaid enrollees.
April 17, 2020
Dr. Courtney N. Phillips has joined the Louisiana Department of Health as the secretary. Dr. Phillips most recently served as executive commissioner of Texas Health and Human Services.
February 13, 2020
Today. Gov. John Bel Edwards appointed Louisiana native Dr. Courtney N. Phillips, to lead the Louisiana Department of Health. Phillips returns to LDH after leading health departments in two other states.
January 06, 2020
Governor John Bel Edwards announced that he has accepted the resignation of Department of Health Secretary Dr. Rebekah Gee effective January 31. Gee has taken a new job, which will be announced by her employer at a later date.
September 24, 2019
Today, the Louisiana Department of Health released Louisiana’s Opioid Response Plan, the first of its kind for the state. The plan aims to successfully reduce Louisiana’s opioid epidemic by implementing strategies to address the under-reporting of opioid deaths, enhance monitoring of opioid prescriptions and increase access to treatment services.
August 30, 2019
Today, the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) announced the completion of a report by a team of researchers led by economist Dr. Jim Richardson of the Public Administration Institute at Louisiana State University (LSU) highlighting the economic impact of Medicaid expansion. The report, Medicaid Expansion and the Louisiana Economy, shows that for state fiscal year 2018, Medicaid expansion continues to provide thousands of jobs statewide. Using additional data for this latest report, expansion is currently supporting more than 14,000 jobs across the state and supporting $889 million in personal earnings.