Improve breastfeeding rates of low income, Latina mothers, to ensure most women delivering at Natividad Medical Center are exclusively breastfeeding at discharge to give every baby the best beginning in life
“It’s a journey,” shares nurse Carole Swain as she talks about Natividad Medical Center’s efforts to become a Baby-Friendly hospital. Swain initiated the journey more than 20 years ago when the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF published a landmark declaration in support of breastfeeding.
Improve healthy built environment/physical activity access for Asian American, Hawaiian and Pacific Islander youth, ages 0-8, in select communities through policy/systems change and building partner networking capacity
Create and strengthen local partnerships, enhance farm-to-school collaborations and connect Mississippi's activities and efforts to the national movement by establishing the Mississippi Farm to School Network