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About Us

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Monique Sims is the Chief Executive Officer and founder of A More Excellent Way Health Improvement Organization (MEW) that was birthed from Dr. Sims’ dissertation project at the University of California at Berkeley. Her dissertation title was “Engaging the Faith Community to Improve the Breastfeeding Rates of African American Women”. MEW was formed in 2005 and incorporated in December of 2007. Dr. Sims partnered with her church, Revival Center Ministries, in pioneering the MEW Breastfeeding Project, which consisted of conducting focus groups that informed a church-placed infant feeding and parenting training and intervention. The first MEW Peer Counselor Training and Baby Shower was successful in training 14 breastfeeding peer counselors in the art and practice of breastfeeding support and ministering to over 100 men and women. The training and baby shower have been repeated at several churches in Solano County, including True Love Baptist Church and Tabernacle of David Missionary Baptist Church. The plan is to continue to train leaders in the community to improve Solano County’s breastfeeding rates, particularly among African Americans. Currently, African American women are the least likely to breastfeed their infants and their babies suffer more from asthma, eczema and death. This project intends to improve the health and survival of African American infants.

The organization aims to promote wellness and reduce health disparities. MEW engages the community, and particularly churches, to provide health education, information and resources.

Dr. Sims is the proud mother of two breastfed sons, one foster daughter and guardian to her three nephews. Dr. Sims is also a Registered Dietitian, who has a passion for improving the nutrition and health of her family and community. You can contact Monique by Email monique@mewpeers.org

Click Here for more info on A More Excellent Way including its Board of Directors, Mission Statement and list of Accomplishments.