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Baby-Friendly Initiative 20-Hour Course

This course is designed for health care providers and others who provide support to families with babies. Based on the World Health Organization’s 10 Steps to Successful Breastfeeding and the Code on the Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes, the course provides basic education in evidence-based infant feeding support. The course is presented in five modules of four hours each, and meets the minimum requirement for staff education for the Baby-Friendly Initiative.

If you are interested in attending the course, please call 613-966-5500 or 1-800-267-2803, ext. 223, or email CARELine@hpeph.ca.

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We are gradually resuming in-person services at HPEPH by appointment only at this time.  Please review our Service Interruptions page for more information.

All program lines and the COVID-19 information line operate Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (excluding statutory holidays).

To assist us with our efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19, we ask anyone visiting the office for an appointment to:

  • bring a non-medical mask, physical distancing may not be possible during your appointment
  • maintain physical distance of at least 2 metres, both inside and outside the office
  • review symptoms of COVID-19, and reschedule your appointment if you have symptoms of the virus, or any other illness
  • reschedule your appointment if a family member or other close contact is ill
  • use accessible buttons to open doors, instead of handles
  • use hand sanitizer when entering and exiting the building

We have made additional changes to prevent the spread of COVID-19. If you are visiting our office for an appointment, you can be confident that we are:

  • increasing our cleaning, in alignment with heightened infection control protocols
  • considering alternatives to in-person appointments and meetings when possible
  • screening staff and visitors for symptoms of COVID-19
  • offering in-person services by appointment only to reduce traffic in office
  • ensuring staff wear masks and/or other protective equipment when seeing clients

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