Bureau of Family Health

The Bureau of Family Health works to promote the health of Louisiana families, from one generation to the next. The Bureau administers the state’s Title V Maternal and Child Health Block Grant program, the Title X Family Planning program, and many other initiatives designed to improve the health of men and women of reproductive age, pregnant women, and families, including children and youth with special healthcare needs.

The Bureau offers a variety of resources and services for Louisiana families, as well as data to support healthcare, social service and public health professionals in their work. See a full list of programs here. 

The Bureau of Family Health is housed within the Louisiana Department of Health's Office of Public Health. 

Mission and Vision

Our mission is to elevate the strengths and voices of individuals, families, and communities to catalyze transformational change to improve population health and achieve equity.

Vision: Louisiana is a state where all people are valued to reach their full potential, from birth through the next generation.

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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 find resources and services for Louisiana families, call 1-800-251-BABY or visit PartnersforFamilyHealth.org.