Promotion and Support of Optimal Breastfeeding Practices throughout the United States financed solel

The purpose of this program is to:
• increase breastfeeding rates throughout the United States
• promote and support optimal breastfeeding practices
• improve the health and well-being of mothers,
infants and children
• reduce disparities in breastfeeding

Recipients will carry out activities and may select from a variety of strategies/interventions generally focused on improving U.S.

breastfeeding rates, which will ultimately contribute to the prevention or control of chronic conditions.

These strategies/interventions will also contribute to achieving health equity, eliminating disparities, improving maternity care practices, and improving the health and well-being of mothers, infants and children.

More specific goals will be provided in funding announcements.
Related Programs93.548 The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2020 (2010)Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity Program ; 93.741 Breastfeeding Promotion and Support - Improving Maternity Care Practices project financed solely by 2012 Public Prevention and Health Funds

Agency - Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services is the Federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.
Website Address

Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds are intended to increase capacity) to provide new or enhanced services that promote, support, facilitate and implement strategies to improve sub-optimal breastfeeding practices in the U. S. and affect long term changes in the rates of breastfeeding and obesity.

Funds may be used for costs associated with planning, data collection, organizing, and the implementation of program elements related to the objectives identified in 050 above.

Recipients may expend funds for reasonable policies, systems and environmental program purposes, including personnel, travel, supplies, and services, such as contractual to reduce risk factors, prevent and delay chronic disease.

Recipients may not use funds for research.

Recipients may not use funds for clinical care.

Recipients may not generally use funding for the purchase of furniture or equipment.

Any such proposed spending must be identified in the budget.

The recipient must perform a substantial role in carrying out project objectives and not merely serve as a conduit for an award to another party or provider who is ineligible.

Restrictions relevant to the use of Prevention and Public Health Fund dollars established under Section 4002 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA) applies.