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Wood County’s Lactation Care System (Poster)

By Wood County Health Department

Wood County presented this poster at NWA’s Annual Conference in April 2017, it highlighted their local work during the CPHMC project. This intervention sought to bridge the gap in breastfeeding services, to increase breastfeeding duration and exclusivity rates.

Located in rural Central Wisconsin, Wood County has a high population of residents with limited access to healthy foods, opportunities for physical activity and limited referrals for appropriate services. The Wood County Health Department, through the collaboration with the Community Partnerships for Healthy Mothers and Children project, has implemented policy, systems, and environmental change by cultivating community partnerships in various settings to increase access to healthy foods, physical activity, and breastfeeding services, as well as develop a framework for sustainability for years to come. The policy, systems and environmental changes made through this grant work will greatly improve the healthy, as well as health equity, in Wood County.

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Date Added
December 5, 2017

Wood County Health Department (2017) Wood County’s Lactation Care System (Poster). Available online: https://thewichub.sfo2.digitaloceanspaces.com/2017/12/Wood-County-Poster-Final.pdf