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Breastfeeding affects everyone in the family, & having a supportive partner can be extremely helpful for the breastfeeding person. Our Deputy Director Jody’s story tells what it was like to be a support person for his wife after the birth of their twins jeffco.us/2193/Breastfee…
Jefferson County Public Health has amended Public Health Order 21-002, which now requires masks for everyone ages 3+ in school settings, as well as provides additional clarification. Read full release at: jeffco.us/CivicAlerts.as…
DYK? Breastfeeding your kiddos is good for the whole family - & the health benefits can last a lifetime for your baby! Heather, WIC Educator Lead, shares how even though her kids are older now, she sees the positive effects of breastfeeding them every day. jeffco.us/2193/Breastfee…
Put your additional WIC benefits for fruits and vegetables to good use! Different colors signal different nutrients, so choose a rainbow of produce to get a variety of vitamins and minerals in your family’s diet. #eattherainbow #momstrong #JeffcoWIC bit.ly/JeffcoWIC
Breastfeeding can begin & nurture lifelong traditions! As Melissa, Community Health Services Associate Director, learned, starting off by nursing her kiddos led to a lasting closeness that they share even as they get older. Find breastfeeding resources at: jeffco.us/2193/Breastfee…
You’ve worked so hard — don’t let COVID-19 keep you and your team out of the game this season. Vaccines are safe and effective, and everyone ages 12+ can get one for free close to home. Find out how at jeffco.us/4247/JCPH-COVI…
Early Intervention Colorado supports families of children from birth up to age 3 at no cost to families. If you have concerns about your child’s development, don’t wait! Learn more at: jeffcofamiliescolorado.org/early-childhoo…
For Mary Margaret, Maternal and Child Health Supervisor at JCPH, the breastfeeding journey was aided by a supportive workplace. Did you know? As a nursing individual, you have rights in the workplace to a safe, private place to nurse or pump. Learn more: jeffco.us/2193/Breastfee…
For Li, WIC educator at JCPH, breastfeeding was an amazing bonding experience between her and her daughter. Learn more about our services to help you on your breastfeeding journey - including WIC! - at jeffco.us/2193/Breastfee…. #nationalbreastfeedingmonth #celebratebreastfeeding
Take advantage of your additional WIC vegetable benefits with veggie main dishes like this Ratatouille with Lentils. The easy slow-cooker recipe includes seasonal ingredients like squash and zucchini. Add a side salad & whole-wheat bread for a tasty meal! bit.ly/JeffcoWIC
JCPH celebrates breastfeeding! Read a story from Judith, Environmental Health Specialist, about breastfeeding her son. Learn more about services we offer that can help you & your family have a successful breastfeeding journey: jeffco.us/2193/Breastfee… #nationalbreastfeedingmonth
It’s #BlackBreastfeedingWeek! This week highlights the need to raise awareness around the unique circumstances and challenges facing black mothers. This week - and every week - support the women of color in your community on their breastfeeding journey. facebook.com/BlackBreastfee…
Breastfeeding takes a village. Kelsey, WIC Lactation Program Supervisor, explains why if you’re wanting to nurse, there are resources available to help you be successful. Learn more at jeffco.us/2193/Breastfee…. #nationalbreastfeedingmonth #celebratebreastfeeding
Are you a parent of a preteen? Now’s the best time to make sure they have been vaccinated against HPV. Getting vaccinated now can prevent HPV-related cancers in the future. hpvfreeco.org #HPVFreeCO
Public Health Nurse Kate had her little one just recently during the pandemic. For Kate, breastfeeding has been a fulfilling journey, but she wants everyone to know there is help available if you need it. Learn more at jeffco.us/2193/Breastfee…. #nationalbreastfeedingmonth
The City of Westminster, in partnership with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, will be hosting a free COVID-19 vaccine clinic at the Irving Street Library on Saturday, August 28th from 10:00a.m.-5:00p.m. facebook.com/WestminsterFir…
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Breastfeeding your child can be a wonderful experience- & a challenging one. Read the below story from one of our JCPH staff members about her nursing journey, & why she kept going even when things got hard. Learn more about our breastfeeding services at: jeffco.us/2193/Breastfee…
This August - and every day of the year - join in celebrating breastfeeding. Read a story from our family to yours, as Kelly shares her experience nursing her daughters. Learn more about services we provide to help support you in your breastfeeding goals: jeffco.us/2193/Breastfee…
Anyone who wants to get a free COVID-19 vaccine, can find a vaccination clinic near you at: jeffco.us/vaccinesignup twitter.com/CDPHE/status/1…
Over 90% of CO parents begin nursing & need support from their community to be successful in meeting their lactation goals. We provide training, funds and support for employers, child cares & health care providers to become lactation friendly designated: jeffco.us/2193/Breastfee…
The Jeffco Family Navigator provides confidential, one-on-one support for families, including connections to local resources and parenting support. Connect with our bilingual Navigator today! jeffcofamiliescolorado.org/early-childhoo…
Following the recommended immunization schedule is the best way to protect your child against 16 serious diseases throughout their life. You can use this interactive guide to see which vaccines your child should receive at every age: go.usa.gov/xyPFY
Did you know that kids whose moms participated in WIC while they were pregnant score higher on cognitive development tests at age 2 than similar kids whose moms didn’t participate in WIC? Yet another great reason for pregnant women to enroll in WIC! signupwic.com
During National Breastfeeding Month, JCPH Celebrates Breastfeeding! Through the end of the month, we'll be sharing stories from JCPH staff around their breastfeeding journeys, starting with Meredith from WIC. Share your stories & reasons for nursing! jeffco.us/2193/Breastfee…
There are many ways medical offices can support new parents, including breastfeeding. Learn more about how we can partner with your office to enhance lactation support and achieve breastfeeding friendly recognition: jeffco.us/2193/Breastfee…
JCPH is seeking public comment on proposed revisions to the Onsite Wastewater Treatment System resolution & policy for Indian Hills & the Parmalee Gulch watershed. Find more info, review the resolution & policy, submit comments & sign up for OWTS updates: jeffco.us/CivicAlerts.as…
We all want to soak up the beautiful CO weather, but make sure you check air quality before you spend time outside. When air quality is poor, those who are vulnerable or who exercise outside may be significantly impacted. Subscribe to air quality alerts: jeffco.us/AlertCenter.as…
JCPH today released PHO 21-002, which requires everyone ages 2+ to wear a mask when indoors at all schools & school-based extracurricular activities as well as all childcare settings in Jeffco. The Order is effective tomorrow, 8/17. More info & full order: jeffco.us/CivicAlerts.as…
You’re concerned your child is too young for HPV vaccinations? Research shows that receiving vaccinations for HPV in early preteens, long before ever being exposed to the virus, improves immunity. Children ages 10-12 yrs should get 2 shots of HPV vaccine: youtu.be/GDQvbqdxk8U
It’s Asian & Pacific Islander Breastfeeding Week! As part of the celebration for #NationalBreastfeedingMonth, this week highlights the need to increase support to decrease inequities & normalize breast/chestfeeding in Asian & Pacific Islander communities: usbreastfeeding.org/nbm
Jeffco is a great place to raise a family! One reason why is the many free and confidential programs in our community that help support families. These programs offer 1-on-1, compassionate, and non-judgmental parenting support, in-home or virtually: jcphrc.jeffco.us/surveys/?s=YLC…
Summer safety alert! Did you know that drowning is the leading cause of accidental death in children 1 to 4 years old? Never leave young kids unsupervised around pools, bathtubs, natural bodies of water, or standing water in buckets or coolers. #JeffcoWIC bit.ly/JeffcoWIC
Teen social relationships take place both in person and -- now more than ever-- online, often on social media. Adults can’t control youth friendships, but you can be a role model for positive, respectful relationships & talk about healthy friendships: twelvetalks.com
Due to rapidly increasing cases and hospitalizations in Jeffco, JCPH has extended PHO 21-001– COVID-19 Dial. Jeffco will remain in an observation period for another month. The order is now effective through Sep 15, 2021. Find more info & the full order at: jeffco.us/CivicAlerts.as…
COVID-19 vaccines are safe. Getting COVID-19? Not so much. Get back to what you love — find a vaccine location near you at jeffco.us/covid-vaccine.
Padres y cuidadores - Únase a nosotros para reunión telefónica el 12 de agosto, de 6 a 8 pm, para discutir sobre cómo proteger a los estudiantes ante el COVID-19 a medida que comienza el próximo año escolar. Más información en: jeffco.us/4039/Community…
Parents & caregivers — Join us for a telephone town hall about COVID-19 and back-to-school on August 12, 6-8 p.m. Panelists include reps from JCPH & @ColoradoAcademy, along with Rep. Ed Perlmutter & Jeffco Commissioner Tracy Kraft-Tharp. More info at: jeffco.us/4039/Community…
Join one of the many events scheduled to celebrate Indigenous Milk Medicine Week!
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Padres y cuidadores - Únase a nosotros para reunión telefónica el 12 de agosto, de 6 a 8 pm, para discutir sobre cómo proteger a los estudiantes ante el COVID-19 a medida que comienza el próximo año escolar. Más información en: jeffco.us/4039/Community…
Parents & caregivers — Join us for a telephone town hall about COVID-19 and back-to-school on August 12, 6-8 p.m. Panelists include reps from JCPH & @ColoradoAcademy, along with Rep. Ed Perlmutter & Jeffco Commissioner Tracy Kraft-Tharp. More info at: jeffco.us/4039/Community…
Keep up on annual visits to help your children stay healthy. Making sure that your child sees their health care provider for well-child visits and vaccines is one of the best things you can do to protect your child and community. Learn more at: cdc.gov/vaccines/paren…
There are 12 different parenting support programs in Jeffco, each a little different from the other. Depending on what kind of support and information you are looking for, the Jeffco Bilingual Family Navigator can connect you to the right program: jcphrc.jeffco.us/surveys/?s=YLC…
During this #NationalBreastfeedingMonth, this week highlights #NativeBreastfeedingWeek! Celebrating this week as part of the celebration for #NBM, we highlight the Native breastfeeding experience in all forms: facebook.com/NativeBreastfe…
We all do the best we can to protect our children and provide them with positive experiences. Especially during difficult times, children need our support — loving, consistent adults who help them feel safe & valued. Find resources: jeffcofamiliescolorado.org/how-trauma-imp…
Wildfires threaten lives & destroy homes & natural resources. You can take action now to help save lives & help prevent or reduce damage. Learn how you can help protect your home or business from a wildfire and keep you and your family safe: jeffco.us/3865/Wildfires
The Colorado Breastfeeding Coalition is hosting the 5th Annual Colorado Breastival at Denver Stapleton's Central Park today from 10:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M. Bring the whole family for a day of FREE fun and activities! More information is available at cobreastival.com.
You’ve worked so hard — don’t let COVID-19 keep you and your team out of the game this season. Vaccines are safe and effective, and everyone ages 12+ can get one for free close to home. Find out how at jeffco.us/4247/JCPH-COVI…
Quitting smoking is one of the most important things you can do for your health & the health of your baby. Baby & Me Tobacco Free can help. When participants stay smoke-free after their baby is born, they'll receive $25 for diapers or wipes each month!: jeffco.us/2237/Baby-Me-T…
It’s #NationalImmunizationAwarenessMonth. From childhood immunizations to yearly flu shots to the COVID-19 vax, you can take advantage of life-saving protection against illnesses. Talk to your doc to see if you & your child are up to date: bit.ly/JeffcoWIC
Many employed parents lack adequate social protection, incl. paid leave, breastfeeding breaks and flexible working arrangements to support #breastfeeding. Join the #WBW2021 campaign to advocate for parent-friendly work environments: worldbreastfeedingweek.org
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