Thursday, September 18, 2014

Funding Announcement: Reducing Disparities in Breastfeeding through Peer and Professional Lactation Support

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) offers a funding opportunity for local health departments (LHDs) and community-based public, private, nonprofit or faith-based organizations to provide peer and professional lactation support to African American and underserved (e.g. ethnic minority group or low-income) women and infants. The purpose of this project is to increase implementation of evidence-based and innovative breastfeeding programs, practices and services at the community level, specifically focused on peer and professional lactation support to breastfeeding mothers and to develop and maintain public health partnerships critical to building community support for breastfeeding.

NACCHO will make at least 70 awards for a two-year breastfeeding project. The Reducing Disparities in Breastfeeding through Peer and Professional Lactation Support (Breastfeeding) project is a 4-year cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to increase implementation of evidence-based breastfeeding programs, practices and services at the community level.

NACCHO is hosting two (2) optional webinars on September 25, 2014 at 1:30 pm E.T. andSeptember 26, 2014 at 9:30 am E.T. to discuss the funding opportunity and respond to questions. The webinar will be recorded and posted to the NACCHO website.

Click here to view the funding announcement.

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