Franklin County hospitals have adopted a set of
community standards, which are designed to encourage women to
breastfeed. According to the standards, which take effect June 1, new
moms won’t routinely be sent home with free formula samples, they’ll get
more education about the benefits of mother’s milk, and they’ll
encouraged to spend time close to and nursing their babies. Local
hospitals have also developed and signed on to an
employer pledge to encourage and support their own employees who
breast-feed. The pledge comes from a
survey conducted by the Council last fall, which showed one barrier
to breastfeeding being concerns over returning to work. Read more about
Ohio Breastfeeding promotion Initiative here.
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Federal health care
reform legislation, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care
Act, enacted in March 2010, contained a requirement on
tax-exempt hospitals to conduct
community health needs
assessments and to implement strategies that address
the findings in the assessment.
Franklin County, the effort has grown into a multi-stakeholder
collaborative, whereby a broad range of local organizations
worked together to identify and collect the health indicators
contained in the
The assessment tool will be updated every three years and used by
local providers to identify and implement strategies that help determine future
health investments, activities and priorities for the central Ohio
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In this edition of COHC
.news, COHC provides updates on the Central Ohio
Franklin County hospitals have developed and
Standards on Breastfeeding Promotion” which are designed to
improve the health and wellbeing of infants and children by
encouraging women to breastfeed.
to read more on these and other collaborative efforts underway by local
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