Bureau of Family Health and Nutrition (BFHN)

BFHN provides programs and services ensuring the health of the Commonwealth’s mothers, infants, children and youth— including children and youth with special health needs and their families.

Contact Us

Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Public Health logo


250 Washington St., Boston, MA 02108


Craig S. Andrade, LATC, RN, DrPH, Director, Bureau of Family Health & Nutrition craig.andrade@state.ma.us


(617) 624-6062

Who we serve

We provide resources and support for families with children.

The Bureau includes 4 divisions, the Massachusetts Center for Birth Defects Research and Prevention, and the Office of Data Translation (ODT) to deliver specialized programming based on your needs: