ABOUT MISSISSIPPI CHAMPS

Mississippi Communities and Hospitals Advancing Maternity Practices (CHAMPS) seeks to improve maternal and child health outcomes through the promotion of breastfeeding and Baby-Friendly practices across Mississippi.

Mississippi now has 22 Baby-Friendly hospitals. The 20 CHAMPS Baby-Friendly hospitals are:

  1.  Anderson Regional Medical Center
  2.  Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle
  3.  Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi
  4.  Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County
  5. Greenwood Leflore Hospital
  6.  Highland Community Hospital
  7.  King’s Daughters Medical Center
  8.  Memorial Hospital at Gulfport
  9.  Merit Health Biloxi
  10.  Merit Health River Oaks
  11.  Merit Health Wesley
  12.  Merit Health Woman’s Hospital
  13.  Methodist Olive Branch Hospital
  14.  Mississippi Baptist Medical Center
  15.  North Mississippi Medical Center – Tupelo
  16.  North Mississippi Medical Center – Gilmore Amory
  17.  Ocean Springs Hospital
  18.  South Sunflower County Hospital
  19.  Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center
  20.  University of Mississippi Medical Center

Mississippi CHAMPS is funded by grants from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation and The Bower Foundation and will run for three years launching in August 2017. We work with Mississippi birthing hospitals to help them meet the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding and work towards Baby-Friendly designation. We also aid Mississippi hospitals in grassroots support and advocacy to improve maternal child health practices, especially in under-served populations and communities.

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