Weekly Wednesday Wire: December 5, 2012

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Funding Announcements

Childhood Obesity Rapid Response Fund, from AHA and RWJF

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the American Heart Association, and a team of experts from across the childhood obesity movement have teamed up to create the Childhood Obesity Rapid Response Fund. The mission of the fund is to make effective strategic investments in ongoing state, local, and tribal public policy campaigns in order to increase public policy impact on healthy weight and living among children. Efforts target a wide array of childhood obesity policies and give particular focus to impacting the highest obesity prevalence and most at-risk populations. Download the Overview for Prospective Applicants.


Partner News

World AIDS Day Statement and Launching of HIV Resource, from WABA

The World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) has released a statement for World AIDS Day 2012. WABA has also launched a resource document on HIV and breastfeeding entitled Understanding International Policy on HIV and Breastfeeding: a comprehensive resource. This resource aims to clarify the confusion which has arisen during the last decade due to changing HIV and infant feeding guidance. The resource is intended for policymakers, breastfeeding advocates, national breastfeeding committees, public health advocates, women's health activists and others working in the community.

The Health of Women (HOW) Study, from Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation

The Health of Women Study is an international online study for women and men with and without a history of breast cancer. Conducted through periodic questonnaires asking participants for information about their health, job, diet, family history, lifestyle (including breastfeeding), and more, researchers will gain a better understanding of breast cancer and its potential causes.

Coalition News

Nebraska Breastfeeding-Friendly Business, from Nebraska Breastfeeding Coalition

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health, the Nebraska Breastfeeding Coalition, and the Women's Health Advisory Council have partnered to launch a new program to recognize breastfeeding-friendly businesses that provide a supportive environment for breastfeeding employees.

News Clippings

Lactation Matters Blog: "One Every 21 Seconds: Let's Remember What We are Fighting For"

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