Latch on, Lubbock
The "Milk for Thought" bus is on a 45-day tour through 30 American cities.
The big pink "Milk for Thought" bus recently stopped at the South Plains Mall in Lubbock on its 45-day tour through 30 American cities.
The “Milk for Thought” team, made up of nurses and other breastfeeding supporters, aims to change breastfeeding attitudes by connecting moms to local experts and counselors, baby-friendly hospitals and birthing centers, support groups and other mothers
In the U.S., less than 5 percent of infants are born in baby-friendly hospitals, a global designation that indicates best practices in maternity care to support breastfeeding mothers, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The national “Milk for Thought” campaign selected the Larry Combest Community Health and Wellness Center as a featured community-based program with rural outreach for empowering women to breastfeed.
This opportunity is result of the School of Nursing’s lactation consultant presenting the Nurse-Family Partnership Program at the International Lactation Consultant Association Annual Conference in San Diego.
"We are delighted to be one of the cities selected across the nation," said Lisa Dillard, R.N., BSN, Nurse-Family Partnership program supervisor.
Nurse-Family Partnership is an innovative program that helps first-time mothers develop the skills they need to raise happy, healthy children. In 2008, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission awarded the school $854,835 to establish the program at the Combest Center. Since then, eight full-time nurse home visitors have helped nearly 300 families, including those in Lubbock and surrounding areas get off to a healthier start.
For more information about the Nurse-Family Partnership, contact Dillard at (806) 743-3390 ext. 222 or email email@example.com.
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A “growth mindset” accepts that our intelligence and talents can develop over time, and a person with that mindset understands that intelligence and talents can improve through effort and learning.
Abstaining from drug abuse and an early diagnosis of familial hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol) can help prevent heart disease.
TTUHSC’s Castro-Quirino Named to 2023-24 Fellows of HACU’s Leadership Academy/La Academia de Liderazgo
HACU announced Sonya Castro-Quirino, D.Bioethics, TTUHSC vice president of Office of Institutional Compliance, as one of the 50 fellows of HACU’s Leadership Academy/La Academia de Liderazgo.
Ronald L. Cook, DO, MBA, of Lubbock, Texas, was named the 2023 Texas Family Physician of the Year during TAFP’s Annual Session and Primary Care Summit in Grapevine on Nov. 11.
Ninh (Irene) La-Beck, Pharm.D., with the TTUHSC Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy, received a five-year, $2.49 million grant to investigate how nanoparticles interact with the immune system and cancer.