3094.0: Monday, November 13, 2000 - 3:30 PM

Abstract #12274

Lessons Learned: The Northside Breastfeeding Campaign

Bonny Skovbroten, RN, MAN, League of Catholic Women, 207 South Ninth Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402 and Patricia Splett, RD, PhD, Splett and Associates, 3219 Midland Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55110, 612-779-0554, N/A.

An evaluation of the effectiveness of a community-based effort to change community and professional norms toward breastfeeding using two primary strategies: a public information campaign and an education program for health professionals who work with pregnant and new mothers in a low income urban neighborhood. Primary collaborators are the Pilot City Health Center, state and local WIC program staff, and the League of Catholic Women. The presenter will describe the project results, partnerships formed, lessons learned, and translation of findings into clinical practice to reduce health disparity.

Learning Objectives: 1) to identify areas for collaboration 2) to identify strategies for measuring community health improvement

Keywords: Breast Feeding, Community-Based Partnership

Presenting author's disclosure statement:
Organization/institution whose products or services will be discussed: None
I do not have any significant financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organization/institution whose products or services are being discussed in this session.

The 128th Annual Meeting of APHA