The Bureau of Family Health (BFH) works to promote optimal health for all Louisiana women, children, teens, and families.

The Office of Women's Health and Community Health (OWHCH) was established under a bill passed by the Louisiana Legislature and signed by Governor John Bel Edwards on June 18, 2022. OWHCH is dedicated to focusing on improving women's health outcomes and serve as a clearing house, coordinating agency and resource center for women's health data and strategies. Issues of focus include needs throughout a woman's life; chronic or acute conditions; access to healthcare; how poverty impacts women's health; leading causes of morbidity and mortality and health disparities. Over the course of FY23, OWHCH will develop its first annual report for submission to LDH leadership, legislators and Governor Edwards.

Upcoming Events

The Office of Women’s Health and Community Health is planning Town Hall meetings in all nine public health regions entitled “Listen to H.E.R.: Hearing, Empowering, Responding.” The goals of the town halls are to raise awareness of the new Office of Women’s Health and Community Health, promote the many health services and programs available to residents, and gather input on women’s health needs to inform the office’s priorities and future programming.

Region Date/Time Location

October 23, 5-7 p.m.

Corpus Christi Community Resource Center
2022 St. Bernard Avenue
New Orleans, LA  70116

2 March 21, 5 - 8 p.m. 6201 Florida Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA

October 30, 5-7 p.m.


Terrebonne General Health System
Medical Atrium Auditorium
8120 Main Street
Houma, LA 70360
4 July 25, 5 - 7 p.m. 124 S. Buchanan St., Lafayette, LA
5 October 9, 5 - 7 p.m. Lake Charles Civic Center
900 Lakeshore Drive
Lake Charles, LA 70601
6 August 29, 5 - 7 p.m. 708 Main Street, Pineville, LA
7 September 25, 5 - 7 p.m.

Oschner LSU Health Shreveport
St. Mary Medical Center
911 Margaret Place
Shreveport, LA 71105

8 November 6, 5 - 7 p.m.

City of West Monroe Community Center
400 S. 5th Street
West Monroe, LA 71292

9 March 27, 5 - 8 p.m.  303 Union Avenue, Hammond, LA


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