EMPower Breastfeeding: Enhancing Maternity Practices (EMPower) is a hospital-based quality improvement initiative focusing on maternity practices leading to Baby-Friendly designation based on the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding, as defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF. The initiative is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity (DNPAO) and is implemented in partnership with the Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute (CGBI) and Population Health Improvement Partners (PHIP).
Visit the official EMPower website to learn more about this project.
EMPower Breastfeeding: Training (EMPower Training) is a hospital-based quality improvement initiative focused on improving knowledge and skills in evidence-based maternity practices supportive of optimal infant nutrition. By providing skills-based competency training and ongoing technical assistance on these practices, hospitals can better ensure that related policies and procedures are implemented safely, as intended, for each mother and her infant. The EMPower Team is led by Abt Associates and includes the Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute and Population Health Improvement Partners.
This initiative is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity (DNPAO). DNPAO is committed to increasing breastfeeding rates throughout the United States and to promoting and supporting optimal breastfeeding practices toward the ultimate goal of improving the public’s health.
Please visit http://www.empowerbreastfeeding.org