The Children’s Healthy Weight Collaborative Improvement & Innovation Network (CoIIN), is  designed to support Title V programs to promote nutrition, physical activity and breastfeeding through collaborative learning and quality improvement practices.

News for State Teams

To find previously-held webinars, go to Resources, then Trainings, Webinars & Meetings, and click on the “Children’s Healthy Weight CoIIN” yellow tab.

Webinar Schedule

Upcoming Webinars

  • February 21, 2018
  • March 21, 2018
  • April 19, 2018  (Please note change of date)
  • May 16, 2018
  • June 20, 2018
  • July 18, 2018
  • August 15, 2018
  • September 19, 2018

National Partners

This project is a collaboration among several organizations essential to success.

Breastfeeding

Drivers for Breastfeeding

States Participating in the Breastfeeding Workstream

Eleven states are participating in the Breastfeeding Workstream. Five states are participating at the intensive learning level and six at the technical assistance level. The states, their focus and resources developed are listed below.

Intensive Learning States

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CALIFORNIA

California will build capacity to support workplace and school lactation accommodation and reduce related infant feeding disparities in California. They will target individuals and organizations providing lactation accommodation education and resources to communities with low breastfeeding duration.

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IOWA

The purpose of Iowa’s project is to drive collaborative efforts for policy and practice that improve breastfeeding support across Iowa. Most of their activities will be implemented statewide.

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LOUISIANA

Louisiana will build the capacity of and expand the Louisiana Workplace Breastfeeding Support program statewide. They want Louisiana worksites to develop worksite cultures that support employees who choose to breastfeed after returning to work through organizational policy and practice change.

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NORTH DAKOTA

The purpose of North Dakota’s Children’s Healthy Weight CoIIN project is to facilitate collaboration for key stakeholders in tribal communities and urban Native American populations for breastfeeding support.

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WISCONSIN

The purpose of Wisconsin’s project is to assess and enhance efforts for workplace lactation support for local and tribal health agencies and coalitions so that there is coordinated and consistent statewide support, promotion, and implementation of workplace lactation strategies.

Technical Assistance Level

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ARKANSAS

The Arkansas project will support working, breastfeeding mothers who have limited access to health care by conducting lactation accommodation training for 4 organizations in Arkansas’ Southeast/Delta region. We anticipate that employers will learn the value of supporting lactating employees and change procedures/policies to allow women adequate space and time to pump, breastfeed, and store breastmilk.

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INDIANA

The purpose of Indiana’s project is to increase peer and professional support for breastfeeding mothers so that hospitals and WIC agencies can collaborate to increase breastfeeding duration in Indiana families.

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NEBRASKA

The purpose of our State’s Children’s Healthy Weight CoIIN project is to establish a relationship between the Nebraska WIC Program’s Breastfeeding Peer Counselor program and a Nebraska hospital. The goal of the relationship is to create the ability to visit WIC moms in the hospital after they have given birth, as well as, create a system where the hospital will inform the WIC clinics when a birth has taken place. This relationship will be established by December 2018 for WIC moms so that they have early peer breastfeeding support which can potentially improve their breastfeeding experience.

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NEVADA

Nevada’s project will “Normalize Breastfeeding by Establishing Breastfeeding-Friendly Communities” by way of the Secondary Driver: “Family Support.” The team will target current and future breastfeeding women, infants, children, and their partners / fathers, communities so that there is an increased statewide and community-level breastfeeding awareness, support, and subsequent increase in breastfeeding rates, including initiation rate and breastfeeding duration of exclusively breastfed infants.

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NORTH CAROLINA

The purpose of our state’s Children’s Healthy Weight CoIIN project is to facilitate the development, implementation and/or integration of evidence informed policies and practices to support State Title V programs and NCDPH to improve health behaviors related to breastfeeding by August 2018 and to innovatively integrate nutrition into Title V MCH Block Grant program by August 2019 (adapted from ASPHN CHWC document).
We are working to accomplish this purpose for present and/or future breastfeeding mothers (and their infants) in NC so that breastfeeding initiation and/or duration will increase.

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TEXAS

The Texas project is focused on coalition development, workplace support and family support.

Physical Activity

Drivers for Physical Activity

 

States Participating in the Physical Activity Workstream

Seven states are participating in the Physical Activity Workstream. Three states are participating at the intensive learning level and four at the technical assistance level. The states, their focus and resources developed are listed below.

Intensive Learning Level

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FLORIDA

The purpose of our state’s Children’s Healthy Weight CoIIN project is to increase the number of schools implementing components of the CSPAP model by December 2019 for students, including those with disabilities, so that children are at a healthy weight.

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INDIANA

The purpose of our state’s Children’s Healthy Weight CoIIN project is to increase access to and knowledge of appropriate physical activity standards and activities with regards to the special needs population, by December 2018. Our purpose is to give the special needs population the opportunity to live healthier, active lifestyles.

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OREGON

The purpose of our state’s Children’s Healthy Weight CoIIN project is to accelerate progress in implementing new physical education standards and laws, adding more physical activity to the school day, and strengthening education and public health partnerships over the next two years so that we can improve the health and well-being of students and staff in Oregon schools.

Technical Assistance Level

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NEBRASKA

The purpose of our state’s Children’s Healthy Weight CoIIN project is to work with school nurses to encourage schools to include children with special health care needs in physical education. The first PDSA cycle will consider using such an approach as partnering the child with special health care needs with a high school student to help keep the child (in any grade K-12) with special health care needs active as tolerated. The second PDSA cycle will consider an approach to encourage family involvement in physical activity with all children. These two cycles will help children develop a relationship with their high school student partner and their family members which will help improve physical, emotional and mental health.

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NEVADA

The purpose of our state’s Children’s Healthy Weight CoIIN project is to create a healthier school environment by increasing physical activity among students through implementing a Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program (CSPAP) and a physical activity awareness campaign to decrease the 38% of youth who are overweight or obese in Nevada.

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TEXAS

Purpose statement not received. Application focused on adaptations for special needs, resources and training and evidence based physical activity.

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WISCONSIN

The Wisconsin Team’s purpose is to assess the needs, barriers, and successes of regulated after school Youngstar participating programs, in integrating the YoungStar recommended amount of physical activity during after school programing. By December of 2018 we will provide recommendations to enhance the quality of physical activities in after school programs to support greater enjoyment, long-term participation and health benefits by participating children and staff.

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