Office of the Secretary

November 17, 2022
The Rural Health Scholars Program is part of LDH's Fiscal Year 2022 business plan strategy to diversify the state’s health workforce and improve patient experiences. LDH will further build upon this work in Fiscal Year 2023.
October 31, 2022
FY 2023 plan addresses preventative health, workforce expansion and diversification, transparency and accountability, and many more health issues facing Louisianans
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.
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