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File #: 17-0820    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 7/19/2017 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 8/8/2017 Final action: 8/8/2017
Title: Health and Human Services Agency recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to sign a Proclamation recognizing August 2017 as “Breastfeeding Awareness Month” in El Dorado County. FUNDING: N/A
Attachments: 1. A - Breastfeeding Proclamation, 8-8-17, 2. Executed Breastfeeding Awareness Proclamation
Related files: 18-1147, 19-1132, 20-0951, 21-1265

Title

Health and Human Services Agency recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to sign a Proclamation recognizing August 2017 as “Breastfeeding Awareness Month” in El Dorado County.

 

FUNDING:   N/A

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DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATION: 

Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to sign a Proclamation recognizing August 2017 as “Breastfeeding Awareness Month” in El Dorado County.

 

DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND:

The month of August has historically been named “Breastfeeding Awareness Month” both nationally and in the State of California.  This will be the first year the County of El Dorado Board of Supervisors has approved a Proclamation naming August as “Breastfeeding Awareness Month.”

 

All citizens, governmental agencies, public and private institutions, businesses, and hospitals in El Dorado County are encouraged to join online actions and conversations to build support for the policy and practice changes needed to build a “landscape of breastfeeding support.”

 

ALTERNATIVES:

The Board could decline to approve the Proclamation naming August as “Breastfeeding Awareness Month.”

 

OTHER DEPARTMENT / AGENCY INVOLVEMENT:

N/A

 

CAO RECOMMENDATION:

It is recommended that the Board approve this item.

 

FINANCIAL IMPACT:

N/A

 

CLERK OF THE BOARD FOLLOW UP ACTIONS

Clerk of the Board to return one (1) fully signed Proclamation to HHSA Contracts Unit at 3057 Briw Road.

 

STRATEGIC PLAN COMPONENT:

County of El Dorado Strategic Plan Goal: “Health Communities;” Objective: “Protect against adverse outcomes among children, adults, and senior citizens.”

 

CONTACT

Patricia Charles-Heathers, Ph.D., Director