The Office on Women’s Health (OWH) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is seeking innovative ways to increase breastfeeding initiation and continuation rates and decrease disparities among breastfeeding mothers in the United States.
OWH is creating a national competition to identify effective, pre-existing programs that increase breastfeeding initiation and continuation rates and decrease disparities among breastfeeding mothers in the United States. The goal of this innovative competition is to demonstrate sustainability and the ability to replicate and/or expand a program that has proven outcomes to improve breastfeeding rates and reduce disparities. The program must demonstrate evidence-based interventions to target gaps in breastfeeding education, instruction, and/or support for breastfeeding mothers in the United States. The program will be shared with the general public.
The competition has three phases. All eligible submissions will be evaluated, and separate prizes may be awarded for each of the three phases.
Submissions for Phase 1 of the competition (Identification of successful programs) are due by October 30, 2020.