Matthew Valliere, MPA
Matthew Valliere, MPA
Deputy Director, Center for Community and Preventive Health
Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals – Office of Public Health
Matthew Valliere currently serves as the Deputy Director for the Center of Community and Preventive Health with the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals’ Office of Public Health. The center provides public health service to the entire population of Louisiana by overseeing statewide programs including the areas of HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Genetics, Nutrition, Family Planning, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Maternal and Child Health, Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs, Oral Health, Immunizations, Nursing Services, OPH Pharmacy, OPH Laboratory, Infectious Disease Epidemiology and the Parish Health Units. In his role, Mr. Valliere assists in the formulation and interpretation of general policies and organizational structure as they relate to divisional sections, program areas, and OPH regional offices. Mr. Valliere has over 8 years of experience in public health and brings a wealth of knowledge in the areas of program design, program implementation and evaluation. Prior to this role, Mr. Valliere served as the Director of the Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Unit (CDCPU) for the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals. Mr. Valliere provided strategic direction for all of the programs within the CDCPU (Asthma, Diabetes, Heart Disease & Stroke, Tobacco Control, Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance System and Healthy Communities) to ensure that the chronic disease needs of Louisiana are appropriately addressed and that chronic disease initiatives are integrated across programs. Under his guidance, the CDCPU has been in able to increase its funding by $4.2 million over a three year timespan and provided innovative approaches to improving public health practice in the area of chronic disease for Louisiana. Mr. Valliere served as a member of the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) State Technical Assistance and Review (STAR) program team for the state of Indiana. Mr. Valliere was a scholar in the 2009 class of the National Public Health Leadership Institute and also serves as a Board Member at-large for the Director’s of Health Promotion and Education (DHPE).Mr. Valliere has a particular interest in focusing on health disparities, health equity and the social determinants of health. Mr. Valliere received his Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Master of Public Administration from Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge.