From 2006-2020, the CDC Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity and the USBC co-hosted this series to bring together breastfeeding coalitions to share best practices and news and to network and collaborate on issues of national significance.
CHAMPS: A Catalyst for Change in the South
Anne Merewood, Director, CHAMPS
CHAMPS (Communities and Hospitals Advancing Maternity Practices) is a national initiative to assist hospitals with implementation of the Ten Steps and with gaining of Baby-Friendly designation. This webinar describes CHAMPS' unique approach, working with data, communities, systems, and partnerships to improve compliance with the Ten Steps, and focusses on the progress being made in the South, especially in Mississippi. CHAMPS will present initial data showing increases in breastfeeding rates and compliance with the Ten Steps, as well as decreases in racial inequities in the hospitals where CHAMPS works.