CHEER CHAMPION OF THE WEEK: JACKSON STATE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH !
Congratulations to CHAMPion of the Week, our partner institution, Jackson State University (JSU) School of Public Health, for all their efforts to improve breastfeeding among African-American populations in Mississippi!
As the only accredited School of Public Health in Mississippi, the university received a grant in 2020, from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, to create the Center of Excellence on Black Breastfeeding and Early Care and Nutrition within JSU’s department of Behavioral and Environmental Health. Since then, JSU has continued to establish partnerships and implement various projects to increase breastfeeding rates and duration among African-American women, including the recent Mom N Baby Excel Breastfeeding Conference, which featured presentations from CHAMPS’ Dr. Anne Merewood and Dr. Kimarie Bugg! The Chair of the department, Dr. Mary Shaw, has also implemented the Breastfeeding: Human Medicine IPE in a summer course.
Take the IPE to see how you can integrate it into a course in your program: https://breastfeeding.inspire-health.org/global/