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 the capacity of educational leaders/partners to ensure healthy school environments for children through the use of Center for Cities and Schools’ innovative tools, policy guidance and effective youth engagement
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