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Courtney Phillips

MEMBER SINCE: 2018

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History of Employment

Position
Division
Organization
Start
End
Chief Executive Officer
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
2015
current
Deputy Secretary
Louisiana Department of Health and Human Services
2013
2015
Chief of Staff
Louisiana Department of Health and Human Services
2011
2013
Executive Management Officer
Louisiana Department of Health and Human Services
2009
2011
Program Manager
Medicaid
Louisiana Department of Health and Human Services
2007
2009
Program Supervisor
Medicaid
Louisiana Department of Health and Human Services
2006
2007
Program Specialist
Medicaid
Louisiana Department of Health and Human Services
2004
2006
Management Intern
Medicaid
Louisiana Department of Health and Human Services
2003
2004
Special Assistant
National Voter Registration Act Division
Louisiana Department of Elections
2000
2003
Primary Policy Areas

Government Operations/Innovation, Health Care, Poverty

Primary Sector of Expertise

State

Primary Functions

Budgeting and Finance, Human Capital

Management Matters Podcast

Grand Challenge: Foster Social Equity

COVID-19, Social Equity Considerations and Re-opening in Louisiana with Dr. Courtney Phillips

Season: 1 Episode:4 | June 15, 2020

Show Notes:

In this episode, we welcome Dr. Courtney Phillips, Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health and Academy Fellow, to discuss COVID-19 social equity considerations and the Re-opening of Louisiana.

With guest Dr. Courtney Phillips, Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health and an Academy Fellow

Topics Include:

  • Obligations of states, as compared to the federal or local governments, regarding health care for their residents
  • Observations and experiences to the different ways that states approach the responsibilities of Medicaid, public health, social services to promote wellness, etc., how to prioritize challenges in these areas, and the difference between Dr. Phillips’ approach in Texas and her approach in Louisiana
  • How Louisiana is addressing and controlling the pandemic including how they are coordinating federal, state, and local efforts
  • Social equity considerations when managing COVID-19 and when setting a public health agenda for programs, investments, and other services.
  • Dr. Phillips’ advice to her governor and to the communities of Louisiana on re-opening after COVID-19 including on civil liberties, testing, and contact tracing, triggers for social distancing measures, and investment in health infrastructure

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