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.
Educate the legal and medical communities about pregnancy accommodation and provide doctors with tools to help low income pregnant workers keep their jobs and maintain financial stability for their families
Support efforts to identify and address barriers to Medicaid and Affordable Care Act enrollment by vulnerable populations with the goal of maximizing their enrollment in culturally competent, affordable health care
Expand Farm to School and Early Childhood efforts to benefit vulnerable children by providing training and technical assistance, informing policy and disseminating information to schools and early child care providers