Boards & Commissions

The Bureau of Family Health (BFH) works with communities and statewide partners to identify gaps in Louisiana’s maternal and child health policies. Through cooperative studies and reports, the BFH policy team pinpoints and publicizes important opportunities to improve family health across the state. 

BFH supports key Boards, Commissions, and Councils that focus on family health in Louisiana. Each of these groups works to assess emerging health concerns, identify opportunities to improve, and recommend strategies to make Louisiana a healthier place to live, learn, grow, and work.

Who are our partners?

Currently, the Bureau works with 18 boards, commissions, and councils to advance family health in Louisiana.

Assists with operational oversight and funding determination for school-based health centers across Louisiana. Click here to learn more.

Convenes public health and community agencies to improve systems of care for children in Louisiana. Click here to learn more.

Reviews laws, regulations, guidelines, policies, & procedures that impact maternal & perinatal care. Click here to learn more.

Report Coming Soon

Domestic Abuse Fatality Review (DAFR) Panel

Report Coming Soon

Reviews all deaths due to domestic abuse and recommends policies to protect victims and prevent future deaths. Coming 2022.  

Reviews and approves doula registration, as well as supporting insurance reimbursement for doula services. Coming 2022.

Offers advice regarding services for D/deaf or hard of hearing infants, and for babies at risk for hearing loss. Click here to learn more.

Council analyzes services gaps & recommends best practices for improving pediatric emergency healthcare. Click here to learn more.

Recommends statewide best practices when screening newborns for genetic diseases & coordinating care. Click here to learn more.

Promotes a culture of health equity in the Bureau of Family Health’s programs, projects, and services. Click here to learn more.

Ensures that statewide maternal health projects prioritize equity and value community input. Click here for more information. 

Makes recommendations for the ongoing operation of the LA Birth Defects Monitoring Network. Click here to learn more.

Ensures, provides, & promotes services for people who are D/deaf, DeafBlind, or hard of hearing. Click here to learn more.

Promotes blood lead testing and surveillance, as well as supports access to care for lead-exposed children. Click here to learn more.

A network of perinatal providers, public health experts, & patient advocates working to improve birth outcomes. Click here to learn more.

Ensures sickle cell services reach all affected persons in Louisiana & helps establish local service boundaries. Click here to learn more.

Report Coming Soon

Report Coming Soon

Young Child Wellness Collaborative

A group of providers, public health experts, & patient advocates that investigates top causes of maternal death. Click here to learn more.

Offers expert clinical recommendations to address the needs of Louisianans living with rare diseases. Coming 2022.

Convenes public health and community agencies to improve systems of care for children in Louisiana. Click here to learn more.

Want to learn more about a board or commission? Reach out to Rachelle Boudreaux, Boards & Commissions Coordinator.