Weekly Wednesday Wire: April 10, 2013

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Federal News

Grant Funding Profiles FY 2012 Update, from CDC

CDC's Grant Funding Profiles tool provides quick, easy access to information about CDC funding to address issues of public health importance in states and territories. These investments include funding provided to state and local health departments, universities, and other public and private agencies for a variety of public health programs. CDC has added fiscal year (FY) 2012 funding data and jurisdictional profiles, and updated user information to the tool.

Healthy People 2020 Resources, from HHS

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announces the launch of the Healthy People 2020 Objectives Search, a new online tool that lets users search across Healthy People objectives.

Another online resource, Healthy People eLearning is designed to help students and health professionals learn how to reach our Nation's health goals. All educational offerings feature a case study of a community working to achieve the Healthy People 2020 objectives and provide free continuing education. The latest lesson, "Defining Success in a Systems Approach: The San Diego County Childhood Obesity Initiative" follows how one community is using a cross-sector approach to address childhood obesity.

Partner News

Joint World Health Day Statement, from LLLI / WABA

La Leche League International (LLLI) and the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) have issued a joint statement on the World Health Day 2013 theme of hypertension. The statement aims to promote breastfeeding and its natural role in reducing the risk of hypertension in both mother and child.

Lactation Design Webinar, from IPCD

The Mom Friendly Network, an initiative of the Institute for Patient-Centered Design, Inc., was developed to promote health and wellness among mother-baby couplets through breastfeeding education and support. Join them on April 17 at 1:00 p.m. EST for a webinar entitled "Lactation Design: Facility Solutions for Supporting Breastfeeding in the Hospital, the Community and the Workplace." The presentation will provide a step-by-step review of solutions to accommodate breastfeeding mothers through facility design. 

State/Community News

Workplace Toolkit, from New York

The "Making It Work" Toolkit is a new online resource for breastfeeding mothers returning to work or school. The toolkit is designed to provide assistance to breastfeeding mothers as well as tools and information for businesses and families, specifically addressing the needs of low-wage workers in non-traditional work settings. The online toolkit can be printed, viewed on the website, shared with others, and downloaded onto your mobile device for easy access.

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