Improving breastfeeding awareness through a coordinated school health education initiative
Learning Areas:Advocacy for health and health education
Other professions or practice related to public health
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related education
Social and behavioral sciences
Describe the health, financial, and environmental benefits of exclusive and prolonged breastfeeding. Explain how insufficient knowledge, social acceptance, and support of breastfeeding contributes to low breastfeeding rates. Discuss the potential of breastfeeding education within a Coordinated School Health program to improve social acceptance and community support for breastfeeding. Justify the need for Breastfeeding education within a coordinated school health program to improve breastfeeding rates.
Keyword(s): Breastfeeding, Child Health Promotion
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been an Assistant Professor of Health Education and Coordinator of the School Health K-12 Program at York College for over 5 years. Through this role, I have gained extensive experience in curriculum development, management, and evaluation. My research interests include, the development of interventions to improve children's health and well-being through preventive measures in schools. Currently my focus lies in identifying and evaluating effective strategies to improve breastfeeding success and acceptance.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.