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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
edit Kennedy LeJeuneCrescent Care Legal Services 2253025968CrescentCare Legal Services is a division of CrescentCare, a 501(c)3 nonprofit community-based organization) that provides free civil legal services to eligible persons in Louisiana living with HIV, addressing legal matters related to or arising from their HIV status. We have offices in Baton Rouge and New Orleans and offer services statewide. We can assist with a variety of legal issues including Social Security benefits, discrimination, privacy, Power of Attorney documents, and much more. For more information, please call at 225-302-5968.YesYesYes4
edit Leinani MalloryMagellan 2259550998Magellan Healthcare is the MCO overseeing BH services under the Louisiana Coordinated System of Care. YesNoNo 
edit Nancy DavisNancy Davis Foundation 2253293204My name is Nancy Davis. 10 weeks into my pregnancy my baby was diagnosed with Acrania(skull missing & some parts of brain). I was denied a medical termination, even though it should have been covered. I travelled miles away to get the care I needed and have been inspired to start the Nancy Davis Foundation. The Nancy Davis Foundation is committed to assisting women all over the country who are in need of care for unfortunate medical pregnancy circumstances. NoYesYes 
edit Patricia BurnsMagellan HealthCareMagellan HealthCare 2253673192Is contracted with the State of Louisiana to oversee the Coordinated System of Care which delivers services and supports to children and youth who have significant behavioral challenges or co-occurring disorders and are in or at imminent risk of out-of-home placement. YesNoNo 
edit Olivia BartholomewUpward HealthUpward Health 5043895489At Upward Health, we specialize in providing primary medical, behavioral care to patients with complex needs while addressing their social determinants of health. We deliver care in the community, so our offices are wherever our patients call home, via video facilitated provider visits. Our mission is to develop relationships and work collaboratively with community partners to ensure the success of each individual in the communities we serve. YesYesNo 
edit BRAD HARRISHeart Safe Communities of Baton Rouge Coalition  2252023859East Baton Rouge EMS has formed a partnership with local entities and private vendors to form the Heart Safe Communities of Baton Rouge Coalition. The goal of the coalition is to provide public CPR classes and greater access to AEDs throughout the Parish. When a SCA event occurs, time is a critical factor in the patient’s survivability. Public education on how to perform CPR and increasing community access to AEDs will greatly improve the chances of a SCA patient receiving life-saving care prior to the arrival of First Responders. NoNoNo1
edit Shakavon ThomasNew Dawn Farms  12813059183I hope this email finds you well. I recently posted on Reddit seeking information and interest in creating a network of community gardens. One of the readers provided me with your contact information as a potential collaborator in this effort. I am the owner of New Dawn Farms, a small scale, family-run farm that specializes in sustainable agriculture and is dedicated to providing high-quality, healthy, and affordable food to the local community. With the goal of addressing the rise in food insecurity and prices, I am seeking to collaborate with organizations like yours to create community gardens that provide free food to the community. I believe that this is a great opportunity for a partnership to educate the community about sustainable agriculture and the importance of healthy eating, while also providing a valuable service to the community. I would like to schedule a meeting at your convenience to discuss how New Dawn Farms and the Metromorphosis can work together to create and maintain these community gardens while creating jobs and skills around self-sufficiency farming and gardening. Additionally, New Dawn Farms plans to reinvent city living with many areas in the city overgrown, decrepit or unproductive. We are approaching this with a goal in mind, how can we increase productivity in the local economy, save money and increase the number of jobs. I believe I have the plan and with a regenerative product I can absorb the cost at the right scale to create an immediate savings and transform lives when every dollar counts. Please let me know if this is something you are interested in and we can set up a meeting. Thank you for your time, and I look forward to hearing from you. NoYesYes1
edit Jasmine PaulHEAL-MIND BODY SOUL, 2258002217Over the last few years I have been working to increase awareness for the Health & Wellness Coaching profession. We work with community advocates, community workers, healthcare practitioners, and clients in consortium to promote better health and wellness. I am currently facilitating a virtual Diabetes Prevention program, bringing access to this program to hard to reach areas within Louisiana. I come from a family that has 3 generations diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, and I am working hard to the change the future health of my family and generations to come. I am looking for opportunities to partner with others to promote sustainable habit changes within our community.NoNoNo1
edit Sarita PanchangNA (resident) NA 8323355699I moved to Baton Rouge in 2020. I am passionate about creating access to healthy lifestyles especially for communities of color and in a way that celebrates our different cultures, body types, sexual orientations, etc. Also, I have a PhD in Public Health and am well-versed in social determinants of health as well as data analysis. So if any needs come up relating to gathering data, conducting informal assessments or focus groups, I am more than happy to help with that too. YesNoNo1;3;4
edit Mytosha DickersonA Mother’s Choice, LLC  504-875-6174My name is Mytosha Dickerson and I am one the founders of A Mother’s Choice, LLC. The company offers Lactation and Doula services to the Baton Rouge, New Orleans, and surround areas. My passion for breastfeeding started with the birth of my first daughter and it grew with each subsequent pregnancy. After the birth of my second daughter in the height of the pandemic, I decided it was the best time to earn my Lactation Consultant certification. I am currently applying to earn my MPH with a focus in Maternal and Child Health. YesYesNo1;3
edit Erin WhiteBlackWellness.One, LLC 503-259-9239Originally founded as Black Women's Wellness in 2020, BlackWellness.One is a more inclusive social enterprise that includes the health of Black men. Our visoon is to spread the culture of self-care and self-love throughout the Black community of Greater Baton Rouge and beyond. NoNoNo1;2;3
edit Deana McClainPink Blossom 2253629991I’m RN with 28 years of nursing experience who has 501 (c) 3 empowers girls to love themselves and be the best they can be through mentorship, education and being positive leaders on their community. NoNoNo2
edit Deana McClainHumana Healthy Horizon in Louisiana   2259077806BH Manager of Quality Compliance for Medicaid Managed Care OrganizationNoNoNo2
edit Kelli DreilingArthritis 8326960919I am the Executive Director for the Arthritis Foundation of Louisiana. There are nearly 60 Million American adults with doctor diagnosed arthritis in the U.S. and 687,000 of those adults are in Louisiana. Among all adults in Louisiana with arthritis, 45% have work limitations. 1 in 3 veterans has arthritis, which accounts for 92,000 of the people in Louisiana living with arthritis Approximately 300,000 kids with arthritis in the U.S. but only about 450 pediatric rheumatologists. That’s about 700 kids for each doctor and none of those doctors are in Louisiana. Families have to travel out of state to see a pediatric rheumatologist. Over 24 million Americans experience activity limitations due to their arthritis. Arthritis in the U.S. has an economic burden of $304 billion – made up of medical expenses and lost wages Arthritis Foundation data has found: 100% of arthritis patients reported experiencing pain in the last 7 days, with 75% reporting that pain has impacted their day-to-day activities. 37% of arthritis patients reported having trouble affording their out-of-pocket costs this past year. 54% of those say they have incurred debt or suffered financial hardship because of it and 41% said their health worsened. Prior authorization is consistently cited as the top health coverage-related challenge for people living with arthritis, and has led to negative health impacts. The Arthritis Foundation is here to help. We are looking for volunteers to help us spread the word.YesYesNo