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Using mPINC Data to Support Breastfeeding Quality Improvement Efforts in California
Research Scientist, California Department of Public Health: Center for Family Health, Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Division
The Maternity Practices in Infant Nutrition and Care Survey (mPINC) is a national survey of maternity care practices and policies that is conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) every 2 years. State level mPINC benchmark reports are published by the CDC. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) will share how they use CDC’s mPINC data to monitor the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding and inform and target breastfeeding quality improvement efforts in California hospitals. This session will also highlight how the CDPH publishes county and regional mPINC benchmark reports providing local stakeholders with data to monitor progress in maternity care policies and practices that support breastfeeding mothers throughout California.