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Brian Burton
Louisiana State Director – Navigators for a Healthy Louisiana

Brian Burton is the Director of Southwest Louisiana Area Health Education Center and serves as the State Director for the State AHEC’s Affordable Care Act Navigator program.

He has been employed by Southwest LA AHEC since 2004 and splits his time between offices in Lake Charles and Lafayette. At AHEC, he has served as a federal contractor in Louisiana for the US Department of Health & Human Services. Over the past 10 years he has served as the Principal Investigator for several public health projects.

Since August of 2013 he has served as Director of the State Navigator Program where he oversees Navigators across the state. Brian has been a resident of Sulphur, LA for the last 15 years where he also serves as the Chairman of the Board for the American Red Cross and Access of Louisiana Federal Credit Union as well as a number of other boards and foundations.

Current Topic


09/14 - Varsity, Inc.: The Business of College Sports

How big a business is college sports in Louisiana?

Special Presentation


Breaking Away:  A Louisiana Public Square Special Presentation

Would the breakaway City of St. George quash Baton Rouge’s school desegregation progress?

Coming Soon!


10/14 - Louisiana’s Congressional Priorities

Should the focus be on job creation or tax relief?

Recent Topics


08/14 - Down the Road: Our Transportation Future

What should the state’s transportation priorities be?


07/14 - Defining “Dangerous”

How does Louisiana determine if someone is a danger to themselves or others?


06/14 - Pot or Not? The Decriminalization Debate (Encore Presentation)

Would a reduction in penalties encourage more usage and lead the state down a path to legalization?


05/14 - Job Market 2014

What does Louisiana’s employment market look like for job hunters in 2014?

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