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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Family Health

The Health Department works to ensure the health of families and to promote sexual and reproductive health for all.

CDC Disasters | Information for Pregnant Women- Fact Sheet

Visit this link for information regarding Pregnant Women.


Healthy Start

Healthy Start provides case management, health education, and referrals to other services for women in Orleans Parish who are pregnant or have a child under two. Healthy Start works to promote healthy communities by nurturing healthy pregnancies, healthy babies and healthy families. Learn more about Healthy Start and how you can sign up.


Lead Poisoning

Lead poisoning affects an estimated 890,000 young children in the United States annually, lead poisoning prevention efforts have significantly reduced the number of children affected by this serious health hazard. Learn more about Lead poisoning and how to protect your family.


The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides healthy foods, nutrition education, and referrals to other health and social services. Pregnant, breastfeeding, and post-partum women, infants, and children up to age 5 may be eligible for WIC. Find out more about WIC in New Orleans.


Health Care Access

Do you need health insurance or help finding health care in New Orleans? The Health Care Access page has resources for finding low or no cost health care in New Orleans and information on signing up for GNOCHC. GNOCHC is a health insurance program that covers New Orleanians who don't have health insurance and aren't eligible for Medicaid. The GNOCHC page has more information on who is eligible and how to apply.

*Healthy Start case managers can also help you sign-up for health insurance, GNOCHC, and Medicaid. 

Family Health Resources

The Family Health Resources page has links to resources outside the Health Department for other family health concerns, such as help taking care of babies and children, low cost immunizations, and family planning and sexually transmitted diseases.




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Last updated: 1/29/2016 12:26:51 PM

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