The CDC needs health provider input, continued

The CDC needs health provider input on the importance of administering the mPINC survey in 2011. This survey has been an important catalyst for hospital improvement of lactation care and services.

The majority of birthing hospitals in the US have participated in the first two of the CDC's mPINC surveys (National Survey of Maternity Practices in Infant Nutrition and Care). The mPINC surveys were done during 2007 and 2009 with many hospitals currently engaged in efforts to improve their low scoring areas. The mPINC survey has proven to be a catalyst to many hospitals for providing evidence-based lactation care and services. The CDC wishes to administer this survey again in 2011 and must provide validation to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) that the survey is an effective instrument in changing hospital practices. OMB evaluates the effectiveness of federal agency programs, policies, and procedures, assesses competing funding demands among agencies, and sets funding priorities. This is an important opportunity to provide public comments on the significance and influence of this survey for hospital breastfeeding improvement.

On Monday, May 10, 2010, the 60-day Federal Register Notice (FRN) was posted about CDC’s proposed data collection for the 2011 mPINC survey The 60-day FRN is a requirement of all proposed data collection projects, and provides an opportunity for public comments, which may be submitted by individuals, groups, and organizations.To request more information on the proposed project, call (404) 639-5960 or email

Submitting your comments and experiences with the mPINC survey is important in order to receive a favorable decision from OMB regarding administering the survey a third time. Please direct your comments to within the 60 day comment period.





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