This Year: Highlights of local, state, and national partnerships:
© HGHSI provided Certified Lactation Counselor training for 42 perinatal care providers in the SCHD in July 2007. That placed highly trained professional lactation counselors in all 10 counties.
© HGHSC and HGHSI are continuing to partner with Georgia WIC to provide the WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program to families in the SCHD.
© HGHSI enrolled 708 women and babies in care coordination and the Healthy Start Advocacy program.
© HGHSI served 651 women and babies under lactation services.
© Additional Community Participants including child-bearing families and health professionals were impacted through continuing education, health education and parenting classes, support groups, health fairs, community events, and the media.
© HGHSC worked collaboratively with all the organizations listed below to promote perinatal health locally, regionally, and beyond.
v South Central Health District
v Department of Health and Human Services Health Resource Services Administration Maternal Child Health Bureau
v Georgia Division of Public Health Family Health Branch
v USDA/FNS and Georgia WIC
v Heart of Georgia United Way
v Medical Center of Central Georgia
v Governor’s Council on Maternal & Infant Health
v Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia
v National Healthy Start Association
v March of Dimes—Middle Georgia Division
v Georgia Breastfeeding Task Force
v C J Foundation for SIDS
v HGHSC Member Organizations and Agencies