The World Health Organization called up all nations in 2018 to scale up the implementation for the Baby-Friendly Initiative. Canada stepped up with the Public Health Agency of Canada funding the Breastfeeding Committee for Canada (BCC) to improve maternal and child health by increasing breastfeeding rates. Twenty-five hospital teams across Canada participated in a 30 month National BFI Quality Improvement Collaborative Project to implement the BFI 10 Steps. Other organizations across Canada have also stepped up to the challenge and have shared their strategies for success by applying to be recognized through the Health Standards Organization (HSO) Leading Practices.
To read the successful applications to the Baby-Friendly Initiative Leading Practices Special Call, please see the links below.
- Breastfeeding Committee for Canada: National Baby-Friendly Initiative Quality Improvement Collaborative Project
- Providence Health Care, BC: Baby Friendly Initiative
- Cape Breton Regional Health Authority, NS: Baby Friendly Initiative: A Family Centered, Quality Improvement Project
- Réseau de santé Vitalité (Hôpital régional Chaleur et Hôpital régional d’Edmundston, NB: Initiative Amis des bébés
- West Winds Primary Health Centre, SK: West Winds Primary Health Centre Baby Friendly Initiative 2011-2022
- Fraser Health, BC: Maple Ridge Public Health Baby Friendly Initiative Designation
- Penticton, BC: Penticton Regional Hospital Baby Friendly Initiative
To learn more about HSO and its affiliate, Accreditation Canada Leading Practices, visit HSO’s Leading Practices Library.