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Kim Hood Joins LDH as Asst. Secretary for Public Health

Kimberly L. Hood, JD, MPH is joining the Louisiana Department of Health as the Assistant Secretary for the Office of Public Health effective February 8. Hood is an attorney and public health professional whose work focuses on ensuring equitable access to quality healthcare by reducing disparities and addressing social determinants of health.

Hood most recently served as the Statewide COVID-19 Community Testing Coordinator, developing the program’s strategy and overseeing its implementation. Also, she was responsible for managing the Hepatitis C Elimination Program, including the nation’s first statewide subscription-based drug pricing model, which provides unrestricted access to curative medication for Louisiana Medicaid beneficiaries and the incarcerated.

The Office of Public Health (OPH), through the work of its more than 1,100 employees, is responsible for protecting and promoting the health and wellness of all individuals and communities in Louisiana. Read more

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