about CHAMPS south
Through Communities and Hospitals Advancing Maternity Practices (CHAMPS) South, we improved maternal and child health outcomes in many southern states, and decreased the gap in racial inequities around breastfeeding (Link here to our CHAMPS South paper). All CHAMPS hospitals in the Greater New Orleans area gained Baby-Friendly status during this time. When our W. K. Kellogg Foundation funding for CHAMPS South wrapped up in July 2017, new funding from the Kellogg Foundation enabled us to pivot the initiative to our current Mississippi CHAMPS program. Check out the Mississippi CHAMPS page to read about our ongoing work in Mississippi.