On April 4, AMCHP staff member Lynda Krisowaty, along with Brenda Bandy (Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition) and Tivkah Wadley (HealthConnect One), presented at the National WIC Association Conference in Philadelphia. Their presentation, “Innovations in Breastfeeding: Examples from the Association of Maternal & Child Health’s Innovation Station Database,” highlighted both an emerging practice (Communities Supporting Breastfeeding
) and a best practice (HealthConnect One: Community Doula Program
) in breastfeeding. Get more information
on AMCHP’s Innovation Station and best practices.
On April 4 and 5, AMCHP staffers Jeanette Kowalik, Cheryl Clark, Michelle Eglovitch, Nadia Laniyan and Charlotte Cleveland provided staffing, facilitation and technical support for the National Learning Network for Perinatal and Infant Oral Health In-Person Learning Session held in Washington, D.C. The Perinatal and Infant Oral Health Quality Improvement initiative (PIOHQI) is a multi-state learning network to reduce the prevalence of oral disease in pregnant women and infants through improved access to high-quality oral health care. PIOHQI is sponsored by the Children’s Dental Health Project and funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration.
In early April, staff members Michelle Eglovitch, Lynda Krisowaty, Emily Eckert and Sara Miller attended the 2017 National WIC Association Conference in Philadelphia. Eglovitch presented a poster, Reducing Barriers to Breastfeeding Duration: AMCHP’s Workplace Support Project. Krisowaty was a presenter for the workshop “Innovation in Breastfeeding: Examples from AMCHP’s Innovation Station Database.” Eckert and Miller represented AMCHP at the conference as exhibitors.