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HealthyBR’s mission is to Communicate, Coordinate, and Collaborate to make Baton Rouge a healthier place for all! HealthyBR helps lead four coalitions that focus on: Behavioral Health (Mental health and Substance Use Disorders), Healthy Living (eating well, begin active and holistic wellness), Maternal and Infant Health, and HIV.

Through these coalitions, HealthyBR operates a Collective impact model. This means we bring out partners together in an intentional way by:

  • Helping to Create Shared Goals among our partners
  • Measuring and Monitoring Our Collective Work
  • Creating and Promoting Mutually Reinforcing Activities (which means helping organizations work together for the greater good)
  • Continuous Communication Though Coalition and Work Group Meetings
  • HealthyBR provide “backbone” support (meaning the administrative aspects and consensus building in coalition work)

We are always looking for community residents and organizations to join our work. Currently, we have over 400 individual members and over 150 organizations. The only thing we are missing is YOU! Join us by filling out the interest form below.

Join Us


 NameOrganization NameOrganization WebsiteEmailPhoneAbout OrganizationNewsletter sign upPartner on an eventSponsorshipJoin a coalition
edit Todd StaggPhysicians Group  1981298304oncologyYesYesYes1
edit Test SmithVFX  225-801-2039TestingYesYesYes1;2;3;4
edit Marsha Beardon   (225) 936.2126I am an educator who believes firmly on the principles of health and wellness. I would like to volunteer and join the HealthyBR initiative. Sincerely, Marsha Beardon 225.936.2126YesYesNo1;2;3;4
edit Rhoda Reddix,PhDFranciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University 225-747-0441I am the Director of Service-Learning and an Associate Professor at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University. The university is an affiliate of the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System. The university is a leader in the region for healthcare professional education and an anchor institution contributing to the healthcare professional workforce in East Baton Rouge Parish and surrounding parishes. The university is committed to improving the health and well being of the communities it serves.YesNoNo1
edit Renetta BellEternal Crisis 2254445125I am the Executive Director of Eternal Crisis Outpatient Substance Abuse and Mental Health Clinic, Crisis Intervention, Domestic Violence, Trauma, & Wrap-around Services. We provide ASAM levels I. II. We also have a 16 bed ETH housing facility. All our services are provided at one site/property. We also have CLIA license through DHH. We are licensed through DHH. Our Medical Director is Dr. Melvin Murrill, Psychiatrist/Addicitonologist is Dr. Mark Taylor, Renetta Bell-LAC, LMHP, Administrator/LCSW is Raymond L. Bowen, Sherryl Lott-Social Worker, Counselors, Worker, Case Manager-Jada Harris, Peer Support Specialist. Our population we serve are adults and children, of all ages. ECO also renders and participates in a lot of community events/activities. We have several collaborative partners YesYesNo2
edit Coletta Barrett RN Our Lady Of The LakeOLOLRMC.COM 12255052415Mission focused ministry, caring for those most in need for almost 100 years. Academic Medical CenterYesYesYes1;2;3;4
edit Cheri Ann McFerrin   2256031968Retired.YesNoNo 
edit James D. CooperAll of Us Program- LSU Genetics 504-568-5111Hello, My name is James Cooper and I am the Engagement Specialist for ALL of US Genetics program for LSU New Orleans and Pennington in Baton Rouge. I would like to partner with Healthy BR for any events you all my sponsor.NoYesNo 
edit James D. CooperAll of Us Program- LSU Genetics 504-568-5111LSUHSC would like to partner with Healthy BR to spread the word about Precision Medicine and the ALL of Us Genetics Program.NoYesNo 
edit Haley PragueExpress Scripts/Cigna  I would like to speak with someone about bringing a mobile health clinic to Baton Rouge 6/6-6/18 to provide free health services to members of the community (Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar, BMI, Cholesterol) Thanks! Haley 973-666-1778NoYesNo 
edit Torie KranzeNational Kidney Foundation of Louisiana, 5048614500The National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana is the major statewide voluntary non-profit health organization dedicated to preventing kidney disease, improving the health and well-being of individuals affected by this disease and increasing the availability of all organs for transplantation. The NKFL provides vital patient and community services, conducts extensive public and professional education, advocates for patients through legislative action, and supports local kidney research to identify new treatments. Our programs and services include emergency financial assistance to patients; “Safe Rides with Uber Health” for patients who need transportation to/from dialysis; research and training for physicians and other health professionals; virtual class room curriculum, “Kidneys in the Classroom” for children in 3rd – 6th grade; online resources for information about kidney disease and organ donation, weekly posts on social media to engage the public and provide Q&A with healthcare professionals and the promotion of living organ donation. The NKFL relies on individual and corporate donations, business partnerships, foundation and government grants and revenue from special events. More than 81 cents of each dollar donated to the NKFL goes directly to support its programs and services. YesYesNo1
edit Claude Pinnock, MD MPHWider Circle 650-289-8808 Our organization partners with Health Plans to assist Medicare and Medicaid members by creating community circles of trust and support. Part of our work is to educate members on available benefits and how to use them. But, our scope extends past general healthcare. A big part of our efforts is to connect members with community resources. Our goal is to improve health outcomes by reducing disparities and overcoming social determinants of health whenever possible. We will soon be working in the Baton Rouge area. I'm reaching out to you to see what the requirements are for our members to be eligible for your assistance. We would love to be able to connect our members with you and learn how we can help you in return. YesYesNo 
edit Nicole BoldenHolistic Behavioral Health Services,  Holistic was created to give youth and adults a solid foundation that will provide them an opportunity to be successful and productive citizens. We believe that providing every child and adult with the mindset of a leader will strengthen them mentally and provide them with a proactive character which will help them overcome life obstacles and decrease their mental/behavioral health issues. Holistic Behavioral Health services is uniquely capable for caring for a mental health issues from drug addiction to mental illnesses including those that are extremely complex. Holistic offers services in the Baton Rouge, Lafayette, and New Orleans area to both children and adults from the ages of 5 & up. Our services include but are not limited to: Psychosocial Rehabilitation Community Psychiatric Supportive Treatment (CPST) Youth and Family Services Leadership Development Mentoring Youth Enrichment Programs Conflict Resolution Skills Development Grief and Crisis Counseling Substance Abuse Treatment (I.O.P) NoYesNo 
edit Heal your life Hylc Healyourlife 2252265947Dear sir or madam, We are reaching out in hopes of partnering with you to better serve our communities. Our goal as a community therapy agency is to provide a safe, compassionate, and affordable counseling experience for clients all over Louisiana. We strive to charge the lowest amount possible for treatment and never charge a co-pay. We truly believe that lack of financial resources should not prevent anyone from getting the best quality treatment available. Furthermore, no matter what we believe there is always hope. Our Agency has extensive experience in the field of mental health. We have developed innovative ways to serve our community all over the state. I have faith that our motivation and commitment to helping those in need will stand out to you. YesYesYes2
edit Dr. Christianne Ricard, LPC, NCC Renewed Mind Counseling and Consultation, 2252789051Dr. Christianne Ricard is originally from Hammond “America” LA. She currently lives in Baton Rouge with her husband of 10+ years and 4 children (18, 14, 10, & 3). Her education and training includes a Bachelor of Art in Psychology and a Master of Education in Counseling, both from Southeastern Louisiana University. Additionally, she earned an Education Specialist distinction and Doctor of Philosophy both from Louisiana State University where she successfully defended her dissertation, “Village Folk: Exploring the Female Black School Counselor’s Perception of Role Confusion and Burnout.” Dr. Ricard considers herself to be a servant in all she does. As a former school counselor, she was awarded New Comer of the year and Elementary School Counselor of the Year over a span of 6 years. She’s the proud owner and founder of Renewed Mind Counseling and Consultation, LLC. As the lead therapist, she uses her training and education to provide clinical mental health to individuals, families, and couples. Her most recent initiative, Renew Life Classes, consist of small group support with trending topics in mental health. Many of Dr. Ricard’s clients says she’s the most authentic clinician they’ve met. Dr. Ricard enjoys working in the background - making a huge impact behind the scenes. NoNoNo2
edit Cathy McKinley    My name is Cathy McKinley. I've been a Registered Nurse for 11 years, specializing in Population Health and Case Management. I have a special interest in prevention and improving the health of Louisiana's residents. YesYesYes1;2;4
edit Cameron DickeyCentral Louisiana Area Health Education Center 2257579845I am a Certified Health Insurance Navigator under the Navigators for a Healthy Louisiana program. We provide free assistance to individuals interested in exploring their health insurance coverage options and also help to enroll people in Medicaid or a plan through the health insurance Marketplace. YesYesNo 
edit Veronica MooreUS Health and Human Services  2147673270Current HHS external affairs team looking to work with partners on health and human services priorities. YesYesNo1;2;3;4
edit Angela GoldenBureau of Family Health  My name is Angela Golden and I am currently an Adverse Childhood Experiences program specialist for the Bureau of Family Health. I previously worked with another organization and was able to join the coalition. I would love the opportunity to continue this work in my new role. NoNoNo1;2;3
edit Angela LavigneWorking on nonprofit license M.A.F.I.A mother's against fentanyl in AmericaStolen by Fentanyl always and Evea remembered 2254184905I would like to hold an event for national fentanyl awareness day August 21st 2022 in the baton rouge area Zachary, central, Baker or north Baton rouge. I would a call back at 225-418-4905 I need location permissions permits etcNoYesNo1
edit Nakia ChiltonLab Site 504-383-3054Lab Site Clinical provides lab services, covid testing, and certified medical laboratory assistant training. YesYesNo1;2;3;4
edit Tahshawnda 225-328-5626Community Resources Connection(CRC), In. is a non profit grant seeking organization that provides technical and financial assistance to support underserved communities in their efforts to address food insecurities. CRC currently serves 4 states, Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi and South Carolina. CRC's founder is a native of Baton Rouge and grew up in South Baton Rouge. The passion for the cause comes from the desire to provide underserved communities the resources needed to have access to local fresh food choices at little to no cost to the recipients. Looking forward to discussing how CRC can partner with your organization to accomplish similar goals as they relate to providing the needed resources to Louisiana's underserved communitiesYesYesYes 
edit Donna L RicardCentral Louisiana Area Health Education Center (CLAHEC) 2252474471Our organization provides free enrollment assistance to individuals who have questions about or need help enrolling in an affordable health coverage plan, including Medicaid and plans through the federal Marketplace. As a Navigator I can stand in the gap as a long-term resource in assisting others in learning how to use health insurance to make sure they are getting the care that they need. With Open Enrollment beginning November 15, people will have questions about where they stand, and I’d love to be there to assist in any way.YesYesNo1;2;3;4
edit Gayle YoungLaughter in Your Belly Wellness  2254216772I am a Baton Rouge native and Holistic Wellness Practitioner I own and operate a Holistic Wellness Practice in Baton Rouge, I teach health and wellness classes, and my focus is not just food but helping those I influence to use food as medicine and reverse all of their diseases and dis-eases with food that is properly combined, that is organic and wholefoods that nourish us mentally and physically. With food, I healed from 12 tumors, lupus, fibromyalgia, diabetes, 12 years of daily migraines, and 22 medications. I am also a certified CYL2 -"Change Your Lifestyle Change Your Life" Diabetes Coach. YesYesNo1
edit Jada McGuinFitt 985-438-2660Hello, My name is Jada McGuin. I am a medical Exercise Physiologist here in Baton Rouge as well as a local business owner (Fitt House). I was looking to become more involved in community efforts to promote healthy living, and came across the mayor's initiative. Please feel free to reach out to me as I am eager to learn more about HealthyBR and how I can serve the Baton Rouge community. Best, Jada McGuinYesYesYes1
edit Meghan GoldbeckAmerican Foundation for Suicide Prevention - Louisiana 504-220-6100American Foundation for Suicide Prevention - Louisiana Chapter (AFSP Louisiana) is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. The work we do focuses on eliminating the loss of life from suicide by: delivering innovative prevention programs, educating the public, raising funds for suicide research and programs, and reaching out to those who have lost someone to suicide.YesYesNo2
edit Cameron DickeyNavigators for a Healthy Louisiana 2257579845Navigators for a Healthy Louisiana bring free health insurance enrollment assistance to rural and underserved communities. NoNoNo1;2;3;4