Bureau of Family Health


Louisiana's Bureau of Family Health is housed within the Office of Public Health's Center for Preventive Health Services, and is the State agency responsible for administering the Federal Title V Maternal and Child Health Block Grant. Policy development and programmatic direction are provided by Central Office staff with input from regional health and social service leaders and consumers; direct services are provided by Parish Health Unit staff and contract agencies.

Mission and Vision

The vision of Louisiana's Bureau of Family Health is to improve health and opportunities of Louisiana's women, infants, children, and families through approaches that are preventive, evidence-based, and evaluated.

The mission of Louisiana's Bureau of Family Health is to provide and assist pregnant women, infants and children, particularly those with low income or limited availability of health services, to gain access to maternal and child health services and to reduce maternal, infant, and child mortality and morbidity.


Louisiana's Bureau of Family Health works to assure that pregnant women, women of childbearing age, infants, children, and youth in Louisiana have access to high quality primary and preventive health care services. MCH administers the State's Title V Maternal and Child Health Block Grant, and is responsible for a variety of programs serving Louisiana's maternal and child populations.



Publications & Reports
Louisiana Coroner and Death Investigator Resources
MCH Block Grant Application

For more information contact:

Amy Zapata
Director - Bureau of Family Health
1450 Poydras Street, Room 2035
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 568-3504
FAX: (504) 568-3503
Email: amy.zapata@la.gov


To locate Bureau of Family Health services and providers call 1-800-251-BABY