Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute awarded planning grant

March 27, 2014

Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute (CGBI), based in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Maternal and Child Health, will receive a one-year planning grant of $74,995 from the John Rex Endowment, the agency has announced.

CGBI staff members include (l-r) Kathleen Anderson, Catherine Sullivan, Dr. Miriam Labbok, Thea Calhoun-Smith and Kathy Perry.

CGBI staff members include (l-r) Kathleen Anderson, Catherine Sullivan, Dr. Miriam Labbok, Thea Calhoun-Smith and Kathy Parry.

The funding will be used to explore prenatal and post-maternity breastfeeding support and care provided for the most vulnerable populations.

“The grant project addresses a need that was identified in CGBI’s previous work with Wake County (N.C.) child care centers, which also was supported by a grant from the John Rex Endowment,” said Miriam Labbok, MD, MPH, Professor of the Practice of maternal and child health at the Gillings School and Institute director. “CGBI will work with Wake County agencies, local service organizations and health-care providers to develop a plan to strengthen collaboration and provide coordinated and consistent care and breastfeeding support.”

The John Rex Endowment, which works within the greater Wake County community to support the mental, physical and emotional well-being of children, invested more than $675,000 in this round of funding. Other grant recipients include InterAct, Duke Center for Child and Family Policy, Haven House Services, Lucy Daniels Center, Alice Aycock Poe Center for Health Education and Triangle Family Services.

For more information about the John Rex Endowment, contact the Raleigh, N.C., office at (919) 838-1110 or visit www.rexendowment.org.


 
Gillings School of Global Public Health contact: David Pesci, director of communications, (919) 962-2600 or dpesci@unc.edu.