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Increasing Breastfeeding Duration

2021-10-20T17:14:55-07:00Categories: Reducing Adult Obesity, Healthy Beginnings, Infant Mortality, Reducing First-Birth Cesarian Birth Rate, Decreasing Diabetes Prevalence, Stories, Reducing Childhood Obesity|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

If 90% of US families could comply with current medical guidelines to breastfeed exclusively for 6 months, the US could avoid about $18.5 billion per year in increased health care costs (2014 dollars). 1 The multiple health benefits of exclusive breastfeeding for both the infant and mother are well established. Exclusive breastfeeding includes only [...]

What People Are Saying

2021-07-30T20:23:54-07:00Categories: Stories|

Why Participate? Check out video messages from state and local leaders as they share their thoughts on the importance of the Innovation Challenge in addressing social determinants of health. We also encourage you to share your own video on YouTube, Facebook or Twitter and tag #CAgetsHealthy. [...]

Social Determinants of Health

2020-01-19T08:39:06-08:00Categories: Social Determinants of Health, Innovation|Tags: , , , , , |

What Are Social Determinants of Health? The social determinants of health are the conditions in which we live, learn, work, and play.1 These conditions include a broad range of socioeconomic and environmental factors, such as air and water quality, the quality of the built environment (e.g., housing quality; land use; transportation access and availability; [...]

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