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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

community based partnership
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
coordinating committee 07 08
Coordinating Committee-’07-’08
  • Jeanne Darling & Pam Hildebrandt
  • Dianne Dirig
  • Cheryl Geiler
  • Lorraine Kinney-Kitchen
  • Linda Lewis-Moors
  • Linda Robbins
  • Ginny Schmitt
  • Jeanne Westcott
funded projects of work groups
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
projects of work groups beginning phases
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
next steps from sept 28 2007 meeting
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.
goals for today s meeting
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.
future of hsp
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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