Evaluating implementation of a baby friendly hospital initiative.

  title={Evaluating implementation of a baby friendly hospital initiative.},
  author={Nancy L. VanDevanter and Susan Gennaro and Wendy C. Budin and Helene Calalang-Javiera and Minh Anh H Nguyen},
  journal={MCN. The American journal of maternal child nursing},
  volume={39 4},
PURPOSE The study evaluates the implementation of a United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)/WHO Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) in a large urban hospital in New York City that serves primarily poor, minority women. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS A descriptive qualitative evaluation study that included focus groups, key informant interviews, and observations of the clinical environment was conducted using a community-based participatory research approach with healthcare providers. RESULTS… CONTINUE READING
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