Pennsylvania Hospitals Chosen for EMPower

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Congratulations to the 7 Pennsylvania hospitals selected for the EMPower Breastfeeding: Enhancing Maternity Practices (EMPower) initiative. This hospital-based quality improvement project to implement Baby-Friendly practices is based on the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding, as defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF. Only 100 hospitals received this grant.

The following Pennsylvania hospitals will receive support in the achievement of Baby-Friendly USA© designation through the EMPower grant:

  • Abington Memorial Hospital
  • Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Saint Vincent Hospital
  • St. Luke’s Allentown
  • St. Luke’s Bethlehem
  • Temple University Hospital
  • Williamsport Regional Medical Center

This initiative is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity (DNPAO) and is implemented in partnership with the Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute (CGBI) and the Center for Public Health Quality (CPHQ)

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