National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)

Partners in Public Health: Improving the Landscape of Breastfeeding Support

The mission of the National Association of County and City Health Officials is to improve the health of communities by strengthening and advocating for local health departments. NACCHO is the only organization dedicated to serving every local health department in the nation. NACCHO serves approximately 3,000 local health departments with four community health centers in Illinois, Indiana, Nebraska, and New York. NACCHO is the leader in providing cutting-edge, skill-building, professional resources and programs, seeking health equity, and supporting effective local public health practice and systems.


NACCHO actively supports local approaches to breastfeeding protection, promotion, and support. NACCHO is currently implementing the Reducing Breastfeeding Disparities through Continuity of Care project to develop a national Continuity of Care (COC) blueprint with national partners, provide targeted technical assistance to CDC REACH grantees in COC, and piloting an internal breastfeeding COC support model program with four community health centers.

Through webinars, on-going technical assistance, and success stories, NACCHO shared lessons learned and effective strategies for local level implementation. NACCHO continues to provide training and technical assistance to local health departments and other community-based organizations to advance community support and continuity of care.

Get involved by:

  • Stay tuned by joining our e-mailing list. To subscribe, please log-in to your My NACCHO account. If you do not have a “My NACCHO” account you can sign up by clicking here.

    • Once logged on click on “My Subscriptions” in the left navigation menu
    • Check the box for “Breastfeeding in the Community”
    • Click “Save” at the bottom of the page
  • Participate in webinars and receive continuing education credits,
  • Read local-level implementation success stories and capacity briefs

Federal funding

Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH): The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funds 31 recipients to reduce health disparities among racial and ethnic populations with the highest burden of chronic disease (i.e., hypertension, heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, and obesity) through culturally tailored interventions to address preventable risk behaviors (i.e., tobacco use, poor nutrition, and physical inactivity).

Current list of funded or active states

Department(s) and position(s) within state (and county) health dept with brief description

The link above provides department and contact info of each state/community


Issue Brief: Increasing Access to Breastfeeding Support through Local WIC Agencies Services Expansion

Breastfeeding in the Community: Program Implementation Guide

Active and archived resources

Journal Articles 

Recent Stories
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP)

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)