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Our hearts go out to all of those affected in Oklahoma. But whether it is tornado season, hurricane season, or any season, it is always important to inform health care and emergency relief workers, the public, and the media about the important role of breastfeeding and human milk during emergencies. The USBC Statement on Infant/Young Child Feeding in Emergencies includes guidelines, and further information and resources can be found on the Emergencies page of the USBC website. Other helpful resources specific to tornadoes include:
- American Academy of Pediatrics: Children and Disasters: Hurricanes, Tornadoes, and Storms
- The National Child Traumatic Stress Network: Recovery: After a Tornado
- Federal Emergency Management Agency: Ready.gov: Tornadoes
Child Care and Development Fund Program Proposed Rule, from HHS
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has proposed a new regulation for public comment that will better ensure children's health and safety in child care and promote school readiness. Under the proposed Child Care and Development Fund Program, states, territories, and tribes would be required to strengthen standards to better promote the health, safety, and school readiness of children in federally funded child care. HHS is requesting the public's input on this proposed regulation.
National Women's Health Week, from HHS/OWH
Thank you for joining the Office on Women's Health in celebrating National Women's Health Week! More than 1,000 events took place across the country last week, thousands of people shared information on Facebook and Twitter, and many media outlets wrote or aired stories about women's health. Some highlights include:
- Proclamation from President Barack Obama
- Statement from Secretary Sebelius
- Message from First Lady Michelle Obama
- Infographic about how the Affordable Care Act benefits women
- Inspirational cards that can be shared through social media
Prevention Fund Web Forum, from Prevention Institute/PHI/TFAH
Join the Prevention Institute, the Public Health Institute, and Trust for American's Health for a Web Forum entitled "Connecting Prevention to the People: Voter Attitudes, Prevention Messaging and Where the Prevention Fund Stands" on Wednesday, May 29 from 2:30-4:00 p.m. EST. The Prevention Fund continues to get targeted for cuts: learn the latest developments from DC, and new ways to illustrate the importance of prevention in all our lives. From survey results to field polls, focus groups to messaging, the presenters will be discussing how to leverage the groundswell of popular opinion and support for prevention efforts, and how you can achieve maximum impact in your policy and communications efforts.
PhD in Parenting blog: "Do We Need Corporations to Empower Us?"
China Daily USA: "Breastfeeding app launched in Shanghai"