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Gift Training
  • Hospitals that are enrolled with The Gift receive online and off-line training for hospital staff.
  • To access The Gift Train-the-Trainer and Technical Assistance webinar recordings, enrolled hospitals can visit the “Resources for Enrolled Facilities” section of the website, by clicking here.

Moving on up: Louisiana Hospitals improve maternity care practices

A recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report indicates that Louisiana’s national ranking for hospital implementation of maternity care practices continues to improve. The CDC’s national, biennial survey of Maternity Practices in Infant Nutrition and Care (mPINC) assesses the extent to which birthing facilities are implementing evidence-based practices that are supportive of breastfeeding … Continue reading “Moving on up: Louisiana Hospitals improve maternity care practices”

Hospitals share success at The Gift statewide hospital collaborative meeting

89 people from 31 different organizations participated in The Gift Statewide Hospital Collaborative Meeting on June 10th in Alexandria, LA. The day was filled with learning, sharing and celebrating success. Paula Schreck, MD, a pediatrician from Detroit, MI, shared a Detroit hospital’s journey to Baby-Friendly designation and strategies for engaging physicians. Representatives from five different … Continue reading “Hospitals share success at The Gift statewide hospital collaborative meeting”

National breastfeeding month 2016

August is National Breastfeeding Month. The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) recognizes the impact that breastfeeding has on improving the health of families and communities. Through its Giftprogram, LDH works to support and promote breastfeeding across the state. The Gift is an evidence-based program that works with Louisiana communities to implement consistent breastfeeding messaging, improve … Continue reading “National breastfeeding month 2016”

Updates from The Gift April 2016

Hospitals participating in The Gift have been implementing a comprehensive system of tools, including a mobile app, prenatal preparation checklist, and counseling sheets to deliver evidence-based breastfeeding care and connect mothers to community resources. Additionally, hospitals are undergoing training to improve their implementation of the Ten Steps, as well as participating in collaborative learning calls and regional … Continue reading “Updates from The Gift April 2016”

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