Healthy Children Project was established in 1993 as a non-profit research and educational institution dedicated to improving child health outcomes in partnership with public, private and non-profit agencies. Healthy Children Project assumed responsibility for the educational services which had been provided by Health Education Associates Inc. since 1976.

Through its Center for Breastfeeding, Healthy Children Project is the largest national provider of lactation management education for health care providers. More than 4,000 health providers, advocates and facilitators are educated annually through over 90 offerings across the United States. These include five-day courses, certificate courses, workshops, seminars, self-study modules and national and international conferences. Educational offerings are held at hospitals, Women, Infant and Children (WIC) Programs, health department training facilities, colleges, and other locations suitable for adult education.

Continuing education units are available to Registered Dietitians, Registered Nurses, Certified Lactation Counselors and Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultants through long-term provider agreements. Other continuing education units are also available.

Our Focus

  • Education: Offering lactation training programs for novices and professionals
  • Collaboration: Working together to create meaningful change in the field of maternal and child health care delivery
  • Research: Designing and implementing collaborative inquiry to solve practical dilemmas incorporating evidence-based protocols and solutions
  • Consulting: Developing and implementing community-specific strategies to promote, protect and support breastfeeding