Breastfeeding in the Community: Innovations to Advance Rural Health
Monday, October 16, 2017 11:00:00 AM PDT - 1:30:00 PM PDT
Compared to urbanites, the 46 million Americans living in rural areas of the nation shoulder a disproportionately heavy burden of poor health outcomes. The array of known urban-rural health gaps, which include historical lags in breastfeeding initiation and 6-month duration rates, are associated with a complex web of individual, socio-cultural, economic and healthcare delivery factors. The Breastfeeding in the Community: Innovations to Advance Rural Health webinar will address how rural service agencies can leverage partnerships and resources to sustainably integrate and co-locate lactation support services into existing programs. In addition to an overview of rural breastfeeding challenges, participants will hear from two former NACCHO Breastfeeding Project Grantees who successfully implemented or expanded breastfeeding support services in a rural community.
Learning Objectives:
•	Name two barriers that rural families face in accessing breastfeeding promotion and support services.
•	Describe one way that each presenter used to expand breastfeeding support into their rural areas
•	Describe two strategies to expand breastfeeding promotion and support in rural areas

Organization Presenters:

Family Services of West Hawaii
S2AY Rural Network & Ontario County Public Health
Arkansas Breastfeeding Coalition
University of Missouri, Sinclair School of Nursing

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