Dr. Alex Billioux, Public Health (2020)
Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana
Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority
Date Issued: 2020-01-15
Subjects: Rotary Club of Baton Rouge | Billioux, Alexander | Louisiana. Department of Health | Public health
- Billioux, Alex Speaker
A speech by Dr. Alex Billioux before the Baton Rouge Rotary Club on January 15, 2020. Dr. Billioux is the Assistant Secretary for the Office of Public Health at the Louisiana Department of Health. He discusses: the success of Medicaid expansion; the decrease in the number of cases of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections; the “Netflix model” for purchasing Hepatitis C medications for Medicaid patients; their work in finding efficiencies within the department; the collaborative effort to improve maternal morbidity rates; eliminating the wait list for services for people with developmental disabilities; and their work to improve aging and adult services. He also answers questions from the audience.