Maternal and Infant Health Resources
Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA): Maternal and Child Health Bureau
The Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) mission is to improve the health and well-being of America’s mothers, children, and families. Their vision is an America where all mothers, children, and families thrive and reach their full potential. On this website, you will find information on funding, program, data, research, and additional resources.
Healthy Start is a program under HRSA Maternal & Child Health that aims to; Improve health outcomes before, during, and after pregnancy; and reduce racial and ethnic differences in rates of infant deaths and negative maternal health outcomes
The local Healthy start program is run by Family Road of Greater Baton Rouge. You can find more information by clicking here.
Louisiana Department of Health-Bureau of Family Health
The Bureau of Family Health works to promote optimal health for all Louisiana women, children, teens, and families. On this website, you will find information on programs, data, research, reports, and additional resources.
Partners for Family Health Louisiana is an easy way for anyone to find family health information, resources, and services in Louisiana.
In Louisiana, there are maternal, infant, and early childhood home visiting programs that include: Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) and Parents as Teachers (PAT). To learn more about these resources click here.
Partners for Healthy Babies connects Louisiana families to health and pregnancy resources, services, and information.
Louisiana WIC (Women, Infants, and Children)
WIC is a supplemental nutrition program designed for woman, infants, and children. WIC provides healthy foods, breastfeeding support, nutrition education, and referrals to other social services to women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or postpartum. Infants and children up to their fifth birthday may also receive benefits. You can find a list of WIC Clinics in the Greater Baton Rouge Area by clicking here.
Louisiana Department of Health (LDH)Medicaid
Medicaid provides medical benefits to low-income individuals and families. Although the federal government establishes the general rules for Medicaid, specific requirements are established by each state. In Louisiana, over a million residents receive health care coverage through Medicaid, most of whom are children under 19. The Louisiana Medicaid Program operates within the Louisiana Department of Health. To find out more information about Medicaid and to apply for Medicaid click here.
LaMOMS: Pregnant and need healthcare coverage? Find out more here.
March of Dimes
March of Dimes leads the fight for the health of all moms and babies. They support research, lead programs and provide education and advocacy so that every family can have the best possible start. Building on a successful 80-year legacy, they support every pregnant person and every family. On this website, you can find information, research, and data.
Postpartum Support International
The purpose of Postpartum Support International is to increase awareness among public and professional communities about the emotional changes that women experience during pregnancy and postpartum. On this website, you can find a vast amount of resources and information about postpartum.
Junior League-National Diaper Bank Network
The Junior League of Baton Rouge Diaper Bank operates the region's only Diaper Bank as part of the National Diaper Bank Network. In 2021, Junior League partnered with 22 organizations to disturbed 478,495 diapers. This comes out to almost 19,140 infants served in just 2021. Click the link above to learn more.