Mississippi Breastfeeding Coalition

Mississippi WIC Program
P.O. Box 1700
Jackson, MS 39215

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NICHQ Best Fed Beginnings Recruitment Begins April 2, 2012

NICHQ, with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is leading a nationwide effort in close partnership with Baby-Friendly USA to help hospitals improve maternity care and increase the number of Baby-Friendly hospitals in the United States. 90 hospitals will be recruited from across the country to participate in a 22-month learning collaborative to make system-level changes to maternity care practices in pursuit of Baby-Friendly designation.

Hospital Recruitment
This exciting project is for any hospital interested in working with national experts and leading hospitals to improve how they support mothers’ infant feeding decisions. We are interested in helping hospitals achieve Baby-Friendly designation, and are especially interested in hearing from those that serve mothers and babies from minority and low-income populations.

If your hospital is interested in applying, please review the following dates and information.

Recruitment Opens - April 2, 2012
•The Recruitment Website will open the same day. This website will contain all information related to requirements for participation, guidelines for applying, information about funding awards, and more.
•The team application will only be accessible through the Recruitment Website.
•All applications must be submitted electronically through the recruitment website, so be sure to carefully read all application instructions!
•Check back on April 2 for the link to the Recruitment Website.
Recruitment Informational Webinar - April 10, 2012 (4:00pm-5:00pm EDT)
•This webinar will offer an opportunity for interested applicants to learn more about the project, what it means to be a particpating hospital, and the requirements for applying.
•Project faculty and staff will be on-hand to answer questions from participants.
•It is highly recommended that interested applicants review the information on the Recruitment Website before participating in the webinar.
•Register for this Webinar
Application Deadline - May 4, 2012
•All hospital applications must be received by 5:00pm EDT on Friday, May 4.
•No applications will be accepted after the deadline.
Selection Decision Notification - June 11, 2012
•All hospitals will be informed of their selection status by this date.
•Accepted hospitals will be sent more information and an invitation to the Collaborative Kick-Off Webinar on June 13, 2012.

Introductory Webinar
NICHQ and the CDC conducted an informational webinar on January 12, 2012, to inform potential participants about the Best Fed Beginnings initiative.  Speakers included: Dr. Larry Grummer-Strawn Chief of the Nutrition Branch at the CDC; Dr. Charles Homer, President and CEO, NICHQ; Dr. Bobbi Phillip, Pediatrician and Medical Director of The Birth Place at Boston Medical Center (a Baby-Friendly facility).

>> Click here to listen to a recording of the introductory webinar or to access FAQs.