In the past several years, 16 Indian hospitals (both Indian Health Service and tribal) have become Baby-Friendly! CHAMPS and Baby-Friendly USA Executive Director Trish MacEnroe, BS, CDN, CLC personally congratulated these hospitals at this week's AI/AN CHAMPS Conference, "The Second Indian Country Breastfeeds Conference: Sustainability and Support" in Albuquerque, New Mexico!
The 2-day conference covered topics relevant to American Indian and Alaska Native breastfeeding communities, including mothering through trauma, breastfeeding and illicit drug use, food sovereignty, sustaining the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative, reforming breastfeeding education, and breastfeeding-friendly communities.
Please join us in honoring the following 16 Baby-Friendly Indian Health Service and tribal hospitals!
Blackfeet Community Hospital, Browning, MT
Cherokee Nation W. W. Hastings Hospital, Tahlequah, OK
Chinle Comprehensive Health Care Facility, Chinle, AZ
Claremore Indian Hospital, Claremore, OK
Crownpoint Health Care Facility, Crownpoint, NM
Gallup Indian Medical Center, Gallup, NM
Hopi Health Care, Polacca, AZ
Northern Navajo Medical Center, Shiprock, NM
Phoenix Indian Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ
Pine Ridge PHS Indian Hospital, Pine Ridge, SD
Quentin N. Burdick Memorial Health Care Facility, Belcourt, ND
Rosebud Indian Health Service Hospital, Rosebud, SD
Tsehootsooi Medical Center, Fort Defiance, AZ
Tuba City Regional Health Care Corp., Tuba City, AZ
Whiteriver Indian Health Service, Whiteriver, AZ
Zuni Comprehensive Health Center, Zuni, NM
Enjoy the following photos from the conference:
CHEER Champion of the week
Each week, we will recognize a CHEER Champion for all the work they have done for CHEER (Center for Health Equity, Education, and Research)/CHAMPS (Communities and Hospitals Advancing Maternity Practices).