Disaster Preparedness in Boston Through a Train-the-Trainer Model

Boston, MA is a vibrant community of over 600,000 people representing diverse populations including Chinese, Vietnamese, Cape Verdean, Creole Haitian, Hispanic, and Latino communities. As indicated in the New Bostonians Demographic Report, only 66.6% of Bostonians speak English as a native language, which is not…

Mancelona, Michigan Improves Adolescent Health & Academics with Successful Collaborative Care Model

Public Health 3.0: A Call to Action to Create a 21st Century Public Health Infrastructure is a recent and welcome model for achieving community health. However, many local health departments have been taking the lessons of Public Health 3.0 to heart for several years, with…

Breastfeeding Peer Counseling in the Arkansas Delta

Nationally, women in rural areas are less likely to breastfeed than those in urban areas. In rural, underserved communities in the Arkansas delta region, women face multiple societal barriers that hinder their ability to access breastfeeding support services. The Arkansas Breastfeeding Coalition (ABC) addressed these…

Reaching Teen Moms with Breastfeeding Education & Support

Historically, breastfeeding rates among teens are lower than other subsets of women in the U.S. The decision to breastfeed can seem overwhelming for young parents struggling to balance multiple priorities. Although many organizations work to improve breastfeeding rates, few offer programs tailored to teen moms.…