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Santa Cruz County Breastfeeding Coalition

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General Agency Information
Name:Santa Cruz County Breastfeeding Coalition
Address:1070 Emeline Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA  95060
Driving Directions
Primary Phone:831-454-7558
Website:www.santacruzhealth.org/phealth/family/3breastfeeding.htm
Days/Hours of Operation/Phone:Monday-Friday, 9-5
Description:Promote breastfeeding-friendly policies and practices in Santa Cruz County, including those promoted by mother friendly and baby friendly initiatives. Conduct outreach and education to health care professionals, schools, businesses and the community. Promote positive media coverage of breastfeeding issues and events. Advocate for and facilitate ongoing support for Latina mothers and families to increase breastfeeding rates and duration among the population. Support and participate in community events that promote breastfeeding and breastfeeding awareness. Facilitate resource sharing and collaboration among agencies and programs that provide health-related services to women and their families. Conduct data collection and evaluation to identify local trends in breastfeeding rates and related issues. Conduct grant writing and other fundraising activities to provide financial support for Coalition activities.
Mission:Optimize the health of mothers and babies through increased exclusive breastfeeding in Santa Cruz County.
Programs:Access to breastfeeding services and support programs. Information, training, referrals and resources.
Meetings:2nd Thursday of every other month at Watsonville Community Hospital. Please contact Corinne Highland, MPH at 454-7558.
Languages other than English:Spanish
Accommodations for Disabled:Call for Information
Public Transportation:Call for information
Eligibility:Open to All
Fees:None
Areas Served:Santa Cruz County
Funding Source:Varies
 
Contact Persons
 

Corinne  Highland, MPH
831-454-7558

Related Agencies
Parent Agency:Health Services Agency of Santa Cruz County
 
Subject Headings
 Breastfeeding
Government Agencies
Health Care Advocacy Groups
Health Education
Health Related Support Groups
Infants/Toddlers
Information and Referral
New Mothers
This record last modified January 10, 2014

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