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Infant Feeding Policy Working Group, online, implementation of best practice r/t infant feeding



Commitment: Long-term

Connection method: Virtual

Open to Interior Region


The Infant Feeding Policy Working Group, meets once/month for 1hour on the 4th Thursday of the month. The goal of this working group is to look at resources, education and implementation strategy to support the roll out of the Infant Feeding Policy regionally in Interior Health. This includes community and hospital practices. This policy will impact all IH employees include volunteers and contract workers.

Our hope is to have a patient voice to provide patient perspective when entering the health care system in regards to infant feeding practice. Patient and family voice will help with integration, planning, and delivery of core principles of the Infant Feeding Policy.

Link to IH Infant Feeding Policy:

Level of Engagement

This opportunity is at the level of Involve on the IAP2 Spectrum of Public Participation.


  • Specific health care experiences [details below]
  • Have access to technology and the internet to participate in the engagement opportunity
  • Comfortable using technology to attend online/virtual meetings
  • An interest in improving health care services
  • The time to participate in the engagement opportunity
  • Relevant experience with Infant Feeding from birth to 2 years of life.

Patient Partners ARE NOT required to be PVN members to participate in this engagement opportunity.

Health Care Partner Contact Information

Sheena Velasco
Neonatal Clinical Nurse Specialist, MNCY Network | Interior Health Authority
(250) 469-7070

From Our Community

Cherie Mercer

Patient Partner, New Aiyansh

Cherie Mercer

I have learned so much about innovation and capacity building by being part of PVN. I signed up to build my leadership skills, however, I experience benefits for myself, my community and Indigenous peoples throughout the province. I understand more about the complexities and opportunities required to improve health care.