Breastfeeding Friendly Local Health Department Designation

Local health departments play a vital role in supporting breastfeeding families in Kansas communities.

The Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition and Wichita State University’s Community Engagement Institute, in partnership with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, recognize and celebrate local health departments that are leading the way in this work through the Breastfeeding Friendly Local Health Department designation.  

Breastfeeding Friendly Local Health Departments:

  • Ford County Health Department
  • Sherman County Health Department
  • Smith County Health Department

Local health departments must meet all criteria to receive the designation. To be eligible for this designation, local health departments must be listed in KDHE Local Health Department Directory.

The criteria to receive the designation are:

  1. Community Engagement
  2. Referral System
  3. Staff Education
  4. Welcoming Environment for Breastfeeding Families
  5. Support of Breastfeeding Employees
  6. Prenatal Breastfeeding Education
  7. Breastfeeding Support

For more information on how to apply for this designation, click here.