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2808, 2017

The Results are in, and They Prove the Effectiveness of CHW-led Maternal-Child Health Programs

August 28th, 2017|

It’s no secret that we are huge advocates of using the Community Health Worker model to increase breastfeeding rates among underserved populations. It’s an effective strategy that addresses the cultural barriers that many Hispanic women face when trying to access healthcare resources for maternal-infant health. The health and economic benefits of breastfeeding are well documented. However, despite breastfeeding’s distinction as an important public health issue, breastfeeding rates among the U.S. Hispanic population fall below Healthy People 2020 targets.

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Instinto Maternal Program promotes role of dads in first foods as it moves north for the season

May 20th, 2016|

In its second year, the Instinto Maternal Program has collected, cleaned and analyzed information from a series of community surveys and interviews with Latina mothers who work in agriculture about their successful breastfeeding experiences.

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Instinto Maternal program travels north to follow migrants

July 2nd, 2015|

MHP Salud’s Instinto Maternal program that seeks to spread best community practices in breastfeeding has migrated to follow the migrant farm workers it serves. The W. K. Kellogg Foundation-funded program kicked off last December in west Florida, and it has moved north for the summer, where it will spend five months in northwest Ohio and west Michigan. With a new location and new staff, the program is collecting information that will be used to develop a program that centers around two questions about women who are able to balance farm work and breastfeeding: How do they do it, and how can their peers adopt their strategies?a new location and new staff, the program is collecting information that will be used to develop a program that centers around two questions about women who are able to balance farm work and breastfeeding: How do they do it, and how can their peers adopt their strategies?

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