Announcing Four Lactation and Perinatal Support Services Awardees! 

To catalyze strong starts in a child’s earliest years, it’s important to meet families where they are and provide culturally relevant support services. Our Community-Based Parenting Supports (CBPS) – Lactation and Perinatal Support Services (L&PSS) strategy partners with community-centered, peer-based providers to strengthen protective factors and increase the health, safety, and social/emotional well-being of pregnant people, caregivers and children aged birth to five.  

Learn more about our CBPS – L&PSS strategy by reading our one-pager

We’re excited to announce the four awardees for our Lactation and Perinatal Support Services and Birthworkers Professional Development request for proposals (RFP)! 

Center for Indigenous Midwifery 

Global Perinatal Services (GPS) 

Open Arms Perinatal Services 

Pacific Islander Health Board of Washington 

A look at the work ahead 

Our CBPS L&PSS partners will provide culturally relevant support in one or more of the following areas, focusing on Indigenous, Black and African American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, and Latinx communities: 

  • Perinatal Support Services: provide culturally relevant educational perinatal support services 
  • Lactation Support Services: provide culturally relevant educational lactation support services 
  • Birthworkers Professional Development: provide training, technical assistance, and peer learning opportunities to build the knowledge and skills of birthworkers 

Read about the four awarded organizations and the work they’re doing in their own words:  

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