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April 2, 2017


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Culturally Sensitive Breastfeeding Education

By Five Sandoval Indian Pueblos

Five Sandoval Indian Pueblos (FSIP) presented this poster at NWA’s Annual Conference in April 2017.  As part of the CPHMC project FSIP sought to increase the rate and duration of breastfeeding through culturally sensitive education in the community.

As a sub-awardee of the NWA Community Partnerships for Healthy Mothers and Children (CPHMC) project, FSIP WIC collaborated with the Pueblos, members of the surrounding south and central Sandoval County community, and state and local governments and businesses to support prevention, identification and risk management of chronic disease. Five Sandoval Indian Pueblos (FSIP) provides a range of community and health services to the members of Pueblo de Cochiti, Pueblo of Jemez, Sandia Pueblo, Santa Ana Pueblo and Zia Pueblo in Sandoval County, NM. FSIP’s Community Health Needs Assessment results confirmed that Native Americans are disproportionately impacted by certain chronic and lifestyle diseases compared to any other ethnic group. There are multiple contributing factors: lack of access to food – Sandoval County (and New Mexico as a whole) has half the number of grocery stores per capita than the US average; availability and affordability of healthy foods in local stores; lack of understanding of chronic disease prevention and management, and lack of resources to provide education about healthy eating and lifestyles.

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Date Added
December 5, 2017

Five Sandoval Indian Pueblos (2017) Culturally Sensitive Breastfeeding Education. Available online: https://thewichub.sfo2.digitaloceanspaces.com/2017/12/FSIP-C2-Poster-Final.pdf