1. Wright County Health Department Receives Breastfeeding Friendly Award

    Wright County Public Health has received a Breastfeeding Friendly Health Department Award from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) for its contributions to the health of mothers and their babies.

    The county was recognized at the silver level for working with local public places and child care centers to provide a breastfeeding friendly environment for families.

    MDH recognizes county health departments, workplaces, maternity centers and child care facilities that have demonstrated their commitment to supporting breastfeeding mothers.

    In addition to working with local public places and child care centers, the projects Wright County Public Health undertook to achieve the designation include collecting national, state and local breastfeeding data to assess the need for improved breastfeeding support in Wright County; starting the Buffalo Baby Café in partnership with Allina-Buffalo Hospital; forming the Wright County Breastfeeding Coalition, who partnered to create the Wright County Breastfeeding Resource List; and improving support internally for breastfeeding employees.

    MDH’s Breastfeeding Friendly recognition program is supported by the state Women, Infants and Children program (WIC) and the Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP).

    Wright County Health Department Staff