MICH-22 Increase the proportion of employers that have worksite lactation support programs

National Data Source
Employee Benefits Survey; Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
Baseline (Year)
25 (2009)
Target-Setting Method
Projection/trend analysis
Number of employers indicating they provide an on-site lactation/mother's room
Number of employers responding to the relevant question(s) in the Society for Human Resource Management Benefits Survey
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From the 2009 Society for Human Resource Management Benefits Survey:


Do you provide employees an on-site lactation/mother's room? (Those who answer "yes" are included as providing worksite lactation support.)

  1. Yes
  2. No
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Not applicable


Methodology Notes

In February 2009, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) conducted its annual survey to gather information on the types of benefits employers offer to their employees. The report provides an analysis of the 2009 SHRM Employee Benefits Survey results. The survey instrument listed 274 benefits and asked human resource (HR) professionals to indicate whether they offered these benefits to their employees.

References and More Information

  1. Society for Human Resource Management. 2009 Employee Benefits: A Survey Report by SHRM. June 2009. Available at: http://www.shrm.org/Research/SurveyFindings/Articles/Documents/09-0295_Employee_Benefits_Survey_Report_spread_FNL.pdf (Accessed March 10, 2010.)
  2. Society for Human Resource Management. Information available at: http://www.shrm.org/about/pages/default.aspx Accessed March 10, 2010.