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Breast Excellence Support Teams (BEST): Orange County Health Care Agency

Description:

The Breast Education Support Teams program is a community-integrated breastfeeding awareness and education project.  Through partnerships with community-based organizations, hospitals, and public health nurses, BEST aims to increase breastfeeding among the Vietnamese and Latino populations in Orange County.  The approach aims to create comprehensive teams that would promote and support breastfeeding throughout pregnancy, immediately following birth in the hospital, and postnatally at home.

Toolkit:

UW's Health Disparities Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Access to Care, Cultural Competency, Health Equity, Health Promotion and Health Education, Maternal Health, Minority, Social Justice

Jurisdiction:

Institutional Author:

University of Washington School of Nursing Department of Psychosocial and Community Health

Submitted:

03/22/2010

Modified:

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