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.
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
Develop the policy and systems change capacity of W.K. Kellogg Foundation Food and Community grantees working to improve school food, food systems and physical activity environments in an equitable manner