OPHI’s Right from the Start Assessment revealed that Multnomah County providers needed more training in healthy weight promotion strategies, especially best practices in:

  • Reducing screen time
  • Supporting breastfeeding families
  • Promoting physical activity

With Leaders in Care for Healthy Kids, OPHI worked to make sure that providers have the resources, tools and support they need to create healthy environments for Oregon kids in key areas:

Screen Time

Screen Time Reduction for Children is a training and coaching series for family child care providers that highlights the benefits of limiting the use of TV, videos and other screen activities in child care settings, while offering tips and tools for what to do instead.

Supporting Breastfeeding Families

Child care providers play key roles in helping working families meet their breastfeeding goals. OPHI and the Breastfeeding Coalition of Oregon (housed at OPHI) develop resources and trainings to support child care providers in this work:

  • Supporting Breastfeeding Families in Child Care is a new training series for family child care providers that combines interactive training sessions with coaching by community health nurses and community health workers. This project is the collaborative effort of OPHI, Multnomah County Health Department, Child Care Resource & Referral of Multnomah County and the Right from the Start Coalition.
  • The Breastfeeding Coalition of Oregon and the Indiana Perinatal Network collaborated to launch two breastfeeding-friendly child care videos, one for providers and one for families.

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