Babies dying before they reach their first birthday.
There are many reasons babies and moms are experiencing poor health outcomes.
Reading at grade level by third grade is the most important predictor of a child’s high-school graduation and future success. In Fresno County more than 50% of all third-graders are not reading at grade level. To reverse this trend, the Birth Through Third Grade Challenge Initiative was launched.
The B3 challenge unites schools and the community to improve the way we support children from birth to third grade for a lifetime of success.
Breastfeeding is the healthiest start for all babies. We invest in efforts to encourage breastfeeding anywhere and everywhere for at least the first sixmonths of life. There are many benefits for mom, baby and our community when all mothers are supported to breastfeed.
Through a partnership with Community Regional Medical Center, Saint Agnes Medical Center, Clovis Community Medical Center and Adventist Medical Center – Reedley, we promote breast milk as baby’s first, most important food by providing a Welcome Baby Bag to every newborn’s family.
In a waiting room, at a restaurant, while at church; in California mothers have the right to breastfeed anywhere they are allowed to be. Imagine a community where office buildings, stores, churches and all critical establishments publicly display their support for breastfeeding. They can do this by displaying the BFF logo at their location.