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2016 Strategic Planning

Meeting Date: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 9:00am to Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 1:00pm

Arkansas Breastfeeding Coalition

2016 Strategic Planning Meeting

 

MISSION STATEMENT: The Arkansas Breastfeeding Coalition Inc. is a statewide multidisciplinary organization of individuals with the following mission: to improve the health and well-being of Arkansans by working collaboratively to promote, protect, and support breastfeeding.

 

VISION STATEMENT: improve health disparities in Arkansas related to the low rates of breastfeeding

 

OBJECTIVES:

1. Promote behavioral change that results in increased rates of breastfeeding initiation and duration by

  • Increasing public acceptance of breastfeeding, and
  • Increasing public awareness of the health risks of formula

 

2. Encourage active community support for breastfeeding by

  • Promoting public policies that support breastfeeding and
  • Promoting private policies that support breastfeeding

 

3. Provide education to

  • health care providers
    • about health care risks associated with not breastfeeding and
    • how they can better support mothers who choose to breastfeed their babies
  • other community members
    • about health care risks associated with not breastfeeding and
    • how they can better support mothers who choose to breastfeed their babies

 

*the complete plan can be viewed by opening the PDF file below.