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Funding from KDHE Bureau of Family Health

The KBC received a contract from Bureau of Family Health (BFH) at KDHE for the period of July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020. BFH includes Maternal & Child Health (Title V) and WIC. Funding from this contract provides support for the following KBC activities: 

  • Overall direction and policy strategy for breastfeeding in Kansas across the BFH
  • Support of local breastfeeding coalitions and  CSB communities 
  • Annual Breastfeeding Conference 
  • Child care provider education
  • “Business Case for Breastfeeding”  and “Breastfeeding Welcome Here” programs
  • Breastfeeding education for home visitors and WIC staff 
  • Integration of local breastfeeding resources into KIDS Network Community Baby Showers 
  • KDHE BFH Staff support

Funding from the United Methodist Health Ministry Fund

The KBC received a three-year grant from the United Methodist Health Ministry Fund to increase breastfeeding duration rates through targeted technical assistance to local communities with low breastfeeding duration rates. The following counties were selected for technical assistance in Year 1 of the grant (July 1, 2019 – July 1, 2020): Atchison, Brown, Ford, Harvey, Nemaha, and Seward.  Selected communities will receive invitations in the spring of 2020 to participate in Year 2 of the grant.

Funding from the Kansas Health Foundation

Brenda Bandy, KBC Executive Director, Natalie Olmstead, KHF Program Officer and Earlisha Killen, KBC Treasurer

KBC received a grant from the Kansas Health Foundation (KHF) to create six “Breastfeeding Friendly Practices” in Kansas. The KBC will partner with the Kansas Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics to work with physician practices in Leavenworth, Newton, Topeka, Garden City and Liberal to achieve this designation.