Thursday, December 13, 2018

Request for Applications: Building a Breastfeeding Support Model for Community Health Centers

With support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity (DNPAO), the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) is pleased to announce a funding opportunity to community health centers (CHCs) to pilot a breastfeeding support model. In addition to funding, NACCHO will provide technical assistance (TA) to CHCs as they explore and adopt policy system and environmental change solutions to increase their capacity to provide consistent and coordinated breastfeeding promotion and support services to the families they serve.

NACCHO will select three to six CHCs to design and implement a 6-month breastfeeding promotion and support project. Organizations will be awarded up to $20,000 each. Examples of activities may include implementation of evidence-based breastfeeding support policies, training of staff on basic and advanced lactation care, inclusion of breastfeeding support data into electronic medical records, implementation of supportive policies for breastfeeding employees and clients; enhancement of internal and external collaborations for breastfeeding continuity of care, and activities that connect breastfeeding mothers to relevant resources within their communities.
Online application submissions are due on January 6, 2019.

For more information about the application and to apply. You will be prompted to create a free NACCHO online account in order to apply.

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