22 new sites enrolled in CHAMPS National

CHAMPS National has enrolled 22 new sites into our program to increase exclusive breastfeeding rates and decrease racial disparities. The group includes our first hospitals from Alaska, Arkansas, Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington, and Washington, DC! Check out the full list below.

    • Russell Medical, Alabama
    • Alaska Native Medical Center, Alaska
    • Norton Sound Regional Hospital, Alaska
    • Mercy Hospital Northwest Arkansas, Arkansas
    • Emanate Health-Queen of the Valley Hospital, California
    • Waterbury Hospital, Connecticut
    • Riley Hospital for Children, Indiana
    • Baton Rouge General, Louisiana
    • Northern Light AR Gould Hospital, Maine
    • Holy Cross Hospital, Maryland
    • Salem Hospital, Massachusetts
    • Henry Ford Macomb Hospital, Michigan
    • Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital, Michigan
    • North Mississippi Medical Center-Tupelo, Mississippi
    • St. Joseph’s Health, New Jersey
    • Hospital UPR Dr. Federico Trilla, Puerto Rico
    • Baptist Memorial Hospital-Tipton, Tennessee
    • Christus St. Michael, Texas
    • Sentara Obici Hospital, Virginia
    • MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital, Washington
    • Howard University Hospital, Washington, DC
    • WVU Medicine Thomas Hospitals, West Virginia

Hospitals are being enrolled on a rolling basis and will receive free training and support from a diverse team of experts to safely implement the World Health Organization/UNICEF’s Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding. We are thrilled to have enrolled more than 75 hospitals to date!

CHAMPS National is continuing to enroll hospitals and is particularly interested in signing up sites in areas of high need serving racially diverse populations. If you are interested in enrolling your hospital in CHAMPS National, please complete and email the Expression of Interest form to champs.breastfeed@gmail.com. You can find more information on our website: cheerequity.org/champsnational.

Many congratulations to our fourth group of enrolled hospitals!