The adoption of socially just and equitable approaches to quality improvement in the field of maternal and child health.
Global and national efforts to address maternal and child health inequities, unmet social determinants of health, lactation support, and inclusive approaches to infant feeding.
World Health Organization Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative Implementation Guidance and the application to the Ten Steps and WHO Code Outcome Indicators in Canada.
Optimal infant feeding in complex systems; recognizing the relationship between chronic disease prevalence, household food insecurity and access to safe sustainable food systems in times of emergency.
Context and constraints: unmet social determinants of health and disparities in breastfeeding.
Resurgence of breastfeeding as an act of Indigenous cultural revitalization.
Truth and Reconciliation Commission for Canada Calls to Action and the relevancy for organizations and individuals supporting maternal-child health.
The Baby-Friendly Initiative implementation as response to the TRC Calls to Action.
Historical impact of colonization and residential schools on the family unit.
Personal, organizational and structural barriers that impact infant feeding.
Grounding practice in cultural safety and the importance of personal responsibility, self-reflection, and the examination of power, privilege, racism and other structural barriers.
Impact of Baby-Friendly implementation on maternal-child health outcomes.
Creating enabling environments that support informed infant feeding decision-making.
Breastfeeding as a fundamental public health issue.
Innovative and informed infant feeding research, programs and policy.
Value of partnership, collaboration and relationship in supporting system transformation and health system improvement.
Grassroots action and the impact of community-led, community-based programs and services.