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Kellogg

 

Reducing Breastfeeding Disparities through Quality Improvement

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The Reducing Breastfeeding Disparities through Quality Improvement Initiative is a three-year effort funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. This project began in May of 2016 in response to the 2014-2015 assessment work, also funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The goals are to design and implement a statewide quality improvement (QI) initiative that leads to measurable progress in breastfeeding (BF) care and support practices of New Mexico hospitals; improve community clinic-based practices in support of BF; and address racial and ethnic disparities in breastfeeding rates in NM. These goals will be realized through the following objectives:

  • Facilitate adoption of hospital and clinic-specific strategies for providers and staff to address BF disparities
  • Identify barriers and challenges experienced by pediatricians and family medicine providers in community clinics in their efforts to support breastfeeding
  • Engage community leaders and members throughout the QI initiative to ensure that QI efforts are focused on, and responsive to, priority populations (Hispanic and native American women)
  • Monitor improvements in hospital and clinic practices and breastfeeding rates amongst priority populations
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