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Welcome to the Meeting . Our Mission To promote healthy weights in childbearing women and their infants in the 8 counties served by Bassett Healthcare Our Methods Environmental interventions developed and implemented through a capacity-building partnership Our Members

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Our Mission

To promote healthy weights in childbearing women and their infants in the 8 counties served by Bassett Healthcare

Our Methods

Environmental interventions developed and implemented through a capacity-building partnership

Our Members

Health and nutrition professionals serving pregnant and postpartum women in the 8 counties served by Bassett Healthcare


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Community-Based Partnership

  • Four meetings held – Dec. 1, 2005; May 5, 2006; March 20, 2007; Sept. 28, 2007

  • Coordinating Committee & Work Groups formed and operating

  • Governance structure developed

  • Mechanism for funding Partnership projects developed and operationalized

  • Name and logo developed

  • Project web site developed & functioning


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Coordinating Committee-’07-’08

  • Jeanne Darling & Pam Hildebrandt

  • Dianne Dirig

  • Cheryl Geiler

  • Lorraine Kinney-Kitchen

  • Linda Lewis-Moors

  • Linda Robbins

  • Ginny Schmitt

  • Jeanne Westcott


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Funded Projects of Work Groups

  • New Nutrition Education System

    • 6 Newsletters and Gain Tracker completed

    • Updated with My Pyramid for Moms (2008)

  • Breastfeeding social marketing campaign (2007)

    • Repeated in early 2008

  • CCE intern-developed “Opportunities for Physical Activity” map and process (2007)

  • Support for breastfeeding in physicians offices- training

  • Container gardening in day care centers


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Projects of Work Groups-Beginning Phases

  • Healthy Meals Initiative

    • Work with one site of a local convenience store chain to increase availability and access to fruits and vegetables

    • Taken to a logical stopping point

    • Investigating opportunities with other food retailers

  • Breastfeeding policies at work sites

    • NYS Labor Law Chapter 574 amended to add section 206-c on expressing breast milk at work


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Next Steps from Sept. 28, 2007 Meeting

  • Increase HSP activities in counties and with work groups without funded projects;

  • Increase frequency of electronic communication with HSP members and posting on web site;

  • Initiate discussion about structure(s) that will enhance likelihood of sustainability of HSP including leadership for Coordinating Committee.


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Goals for Today’s Meeting

  • Stimulate thinking and action around potential environmental interventions related to breastfeeding and healthy meals;

  • Inform members about our projects and their accomplishments and discuss next steps for these and other projects; and

  • Consider future of HSP.


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Future of HSP

  • USDA CSREES Project No. 2005-35215-15427 (funding source for HSP) ends March 31, 2009;

  • Pre-proposal submitted to RWJF to fund HSP to address the food environment and childhood obesity.

    • Ask for full proposal by April 9, 2008

    • Notification per full proposal by Sept. 1, 2008

    • If awarded, grant period 09/01/08-02/28/10





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