Emergency After-Hours:
SLV Public Health Emergency 24/7/365 through

Colorado State Patrol Dispatch
(719) 589-5807

Mission:  To support mothers to breastfeed for the best infant and maternal health.breastfeeding pic


Currently all meetings are being held at the SLV Health Education Center (Grizzly Inn) in Alamosa from 11:45  am - 1:30 pm. Future meeting dates are set at each meeting, and minutes and agendas are posted as they are completed.

Supports & Resources

  • SLV Health breastfeeding classes (3:00-4:00 pm) and support group (4:00-5:00) - every 2nd and 4th Monday at the SLV Health Education Center (Grizzly Inn) in Alamosa - pdfBreastfeeding ClassesGeneral BF ClassSupport Group Flyer
  • "Breastfeeding Essentials" site with Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment - www.breastfeedcolorado.com

Educational Opportunities

  • Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) training - March 6-10, 2017 in Salida, CO; Click on the links for more pdfinfo and pdfdetails.


  • SLV Public Health Partnership
  • SLV Health
  • Valley-Wide Health Systems
  • WIC (Women Infants & Children) - VWHS
  • NFP (Nurse Family Partnership) - VWHS
  • La Leche League
  • Local doulas and midwifes
  • San Luis Valley BOCES


For more information, please contact us!

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - Education (SNAP-Ed)snap ed logo

Exceptional, hands-on nutrition education for adults 

A research-based program to assist limited-resource adults in gaining knowledge, skills, attitudes and changed-behavior necessary for nutritionally sound diets.  Individuals who are eligible for assistance programs such as SNAP, WIC, or Head Start, are also eligible for SNAP-Ed.

To sign up - San Luis Valley Referral Form

For more information on Colorado State University's SNAP-Ed program, see http://www.ext.colostate.edu/snaped-efnep/ or contact our local instructor - Alicia Wagar, (719) 852-7381 x12 or alicia.wagar@colostate.edu

Read more in the Nutrition Newsletter!

The six Public Health Agencies of the San Luis Valley have formed a partnership to more efficiently improve health.

Click here to learn more: www.slvphp.weebly.com