EMPower Best Practices (2021)
EMPower Best Practices, a hospital-based quality improvement initiative funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity (DNPAO). The EMPower Best Practices program will provide training and technical assistance to improve knowledge and skills in evidence-based maternity practices supportive of optimal infant nutrition with a focus on diverse, at-risk and underserved populations.
Stakeholders of organizations that serve as liaisons to birthing facilities, please join us on either:
- Thursday, June 3rd from 1:00-2:00pm ET: Click here to Register for 6/3!
The purpose of this webinar is to provide you with information on the EMPower Best Practices training initiative including which hospitals will be eligible, an overview of the training content and time commitment, and the overall benefits.
Informational webinars for the hospital audience will be announced shortly.
*Please note that the password to register will automatically be placed in the password field for you, but if it is not there, the password to register is EMPower.
EMPower Training (2018)
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.
Visit the resources page for tools and resources related to the training of maternity care staff.
EMPower Breastfeeding (2015)
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).
This project which ended, and the follow-on project, EMPower Training, has also ended. Project updates can be found in CGBI’s quarterly newsletter, Breastfeeding Exclusive.