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Thank You, Ad 2 Honolulu!

Date: 21-04-2014

Thanks to the generosity of the talented marketing and advertising minds at Ad 2 Honolulu, HMHB is now launching its new public service campaign: "There's no substitute for mother's milk."

You'll soon be seeing print ads and a new TV spot, as well as hearing radio ads throughout Hawaii. Viewers are encouraged to visit HMHB "for all things baby." Keep us in mind before, during and after pregnancy and keep an eye out for the campaign!
 

HMHB is now a Gold Level participant

Date: 14-04-2014

We are proud to announce that HMHB has just earned the Gold level through the GuideStar Exchange, as a testament to our organization’s commitment to data transparency. By providing a comprehensive summary of our financial information, audited reports, personnel and programs, as well as measurements of our goals and impact, we are grateful to receive this honor.

Visit our report and read all about it here

To donate to HMHB, please click here.

Every Child Deserves A Healthy Start At Life- Midweek 3/19/14

Date: 21-03-2014

Thank you to Midweek Hawaii for the write-up on our organization's committment to progress and being a vital resource for mothers in Hawaii before, during, and after pregnancy! Click below to view the article.

Pacific Business News-HMHB finds new home in 60-day deadline. March 11, 2014

Date: 13-03-2014

Click to read the article online.

HMHB New Logo Makeover!

Date: 04-03-2014

Have you noticed anything new and different on our website? It’s been a long time coming, but HMHB is proud to unveil our brand new logo! With many thanks to Ad 2 Honolulu for selecting us as their beneficiary for the 2013-2014 public service campaign, they have also developed a print and TV ad campaign, new printed materials, as well as a social media marketing campaign.


Our new logo features a contemporary new look, full of the warmth and bonding that a healthy mother-baby bond represents.

Our continued thanks to Ad 2 Honolulu – and stay tuned for more to come!

Attention: East Hawaii Island Residents!

Date: 21-02-2014

Have you received care at Hilo Medical Center, Hale Ho’ola Hamakua and/or Ka’u Hospital? If so, the East Hawaii Region of HHSC has launched the East Hawaii Patient Portal, a free and secure online service for patients to access their health records.

This latest development in their EMR system is intended to keep patients more informed about their healthcare. For more information and to register, visit: http://www.hilomedicalcenter.org/Patients-Visitors/12438/Content.aspx, fill out a form (an email address and a valid ID are required), and turn it in to the medical records department at any one of the three facilities.

Questions? Contact:
Elena Cabatu, Community Relations Manager
Hilo Medical Center - Hale Ho'ola Hamakua - Kau Hospital
(808) 932-3160
www.hilomedicalcenter.org

Breastfeeding FAQs with Lactation Consultant Pat Bilyk, IBCLC

Date: 06-02-2014

Answer all your common breastfeeding questions and learn how you can establish a successful breastfeeding relationship from the start!

This SATURDAY, February 8, 2014

4PM at MOCHA JAVA CAFE at Ward Center

International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) Pat Bilyk will be available with expert advice and information.

Refreshments and giveaways included. 

Call-out for HELP! PBN January 2, 2014

Date: 03-01-2014

Our office lease was recently terminated and we are in desperate need of affordable office space in Honolulu with parking and access to a conference room and/or common area for meetings and educational classes.

Please see the Pacific Business News link for details and please share. If you have any leads, please contact: LisaK@hmhb-hawaii.org

PBN-December 4, 2013 Hawaii nonprofit secures funding for workplace breastfeeding program

Date: 10-12-2013

Thank you to The Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii for this grant and thank you Jenna Blakely of Pacific Business News for the story.

We are very excited to encourage positive change for working parents in our business community!

http://www.bizjournals.com/pacific/blog/2013/12/hawaii-nonprofit-secures-funding-for.html

Oahu Moms Take Stand to Breastfeed in Public | KHON - September 30, 2013

Date: 05-10-2013

In support of a woman who was asked to stop breastfeeding her 2-month old uncovered in the store, we formed a nurse-in to raise awareness for nursing mothers' rights.

Target apologized and committed to ensuring their staff is fully trained on state and federal breastfeeding laws. Thank you to the moms, supporters and advocates who joined us!

 

 

Click here to watch!

Oahu Moms Take Stand to Breastfeed in Public | KHON - September 30, 2013

Date: 05-10-2013

In support of a woman who was asked to stop breastfeeding her 2-month old uncovered in the store, we formed a nurse-in to raise awareness for nursing mothers' rights.

Target apologized and committed to ensuring their staff is fully trained on state and federal breastfeeding laws. Thank you to the moms, supporters and advocates who joined us!

 

 

Click here to watch!

CPSC Approves New Federal Safety Standard for Bassinets and Cradles

Read Full Article - Date: 02-10-2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. – To prevent deaths and injuries to children, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has approved a new federal mandatory standard to improve the safety of bassinets and cradles.  The vote was 4 to 1.

The new federal standard incorporates provisions in the voluntary standard (ASTM F2194-13), Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Bassinets and Cradles. CPSC staff recommended five modifications to F2194-13 standard. These modifications address risks not adequately covered by the voluntary standard. The modifications include:

1. a clarification of the scope of the bassinet/cradle standard;

2. a change to the pass/fail criterion for the mattress flatness test;

3. an exemption from the mattress flatness requirement for bassinets that are less than 15 inches across;

4. the addition of a removable bassinet bed stability requirement; and

5.a change to the stability test procedure, requiring the use of a newborn CAMI dummy rather than an infant CAMI dummy.
 
CPSC received notice of 426 incidents involving bassinet/cradles, including 132 fatalities from November 2007 through March 2013.

The new standard defines “bassinet/cradle” as a small bed designed primarily to provide sleeping accommodations for infants, supported by free standing legs, a stationary frame or stand, a wheeled base, a rocking base, or swing relative to a stationary base. In a stationary (non-rocking or swinging) position, a bassinet/cradle is intended to have a sleep surface less than or equal to 10 degrees from horizontal.

A bassinet/cradle is not intended to be used beyond the age of about 5 months or when a child is able to push up on his hands and knees. Bassinet and cradle attachments for non-full-size cribs or play yards are considered to be part of the bassinet/cradle category, as are bedside sleepers that can be converted to four-sided bassinets not attached to a bed.

The effective date for the mandatory bassinet/cradle standard is 6 months after the final rule is published in the Federal Register. Manufacturers are allowed an additional 12 months to comply with the provision for removable bassinet beds.

Statement of Commissioner Nancy Nord


The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals - contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.


Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.


To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @OnSafety or by subscribing to CPSC's free e-mail newsletters

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