New HHS Report: USBC Staff Contribute to Report on Law and Policy Approaches to Supporting Breastfeeding

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion has released a new report titled "The Role of Law and Policy in Assisting Families to Reach Healthy People's Maternal, Infant, and Child Health Breastfeeding Goals in the United States."

Cheryl Lebedevitch, USBC's Senior Workplace Program Manager and Policy Analyst, served as one of three co-authors on this groundbreaking report that examines how communities can use law and policy interventions to achieve Healthy People's objectives related to breastfeeding. In addition, Amelia Psmythe Seger, USBC Deputy Director, and founding USBC Executive Director, Megan Renner, served on the Report Working Group.

The report describes and celebrates the incredible efforts that have taken place across sectors and across the nation over the past decade to move us closer to reaching (and in some cases, exceeding!) the Healthy People 2020 breastfeeding objectives. Public health professionals, educators, and policymakers can refer to the report as a tool for identifying strategies that can enable more families to initiate and sustain breastfeeding.

The report is part of the Law and Health Policy Project—a collaboration between the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), CDC Foundation, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

To learn more, read the Executive Summary as well as the featured Bright Spot on Boulder County Public Health's efforts to help Colorado families meet their breastfeeding goals. 

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