The CDC Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity and the United States Breastfeeding Committee co-host a series of Bi-Monthly State Breastfeeding Coalitions Webinars. The webinars are held every two months (in even numbered months) on the second Tuesday of the month from 2-3 p.m. ET. They bring together state/territorial/tribal breastfeeding coalitions to share best practices and news and to network and collaborate on issues of national significance.
National Webinars: Access to the national webinars is open to all interested breastfeeding coalition members. Webinar announcement emails are sent through USBC’s Coalitions Announcement List.
Regional Calls: Each state/territory has 5 lines to use to dial into the regional calls (tribal region has 20 lines total). Coalition Designated Contributors manage the use of the 5 call lines within their coalition. Please contact your coalition to learn how participation is arranged in your coalition.
The topics and presentation materials from all past sessions are archived below.
Announcing the 45th Bi-Monthly State Breastfeeding Coalitions Webinar...
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET
*followed by regional state coalitions calls from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. ET (West/Pacific region will meet at 3:00 p.m. PT)
The Connecticut Breastfeeding Coalition's A.C.T.I.O.N. Model:
An Innovative Strategy Toward Evidence Based Advocacy
Michele K. Griswold, MPH, RN, IBCLC
Michele L. Vancour, PhD, MPH
State breastfeeding coalitions striving to activate "systems change" that improve outcomes may be challenged by the complexity of factors involved and by the limited resources that are available to provide organization, direction and accountability toward the organizations' mission. Connecticut's A.C.T.I.O.N. (Accelerating Coalitions Toward Improved Outcomes Now) model for state breastfeeding coalitions introduces a framework that may assist coalitions with activities that are evidence based and therefore, capable of achieving meaningful and measurable outcomes. Guided by the U.S. Surgeon General's Call to Action (2011), but adapted for use at the state level, the Model integrates critical multidisciplinary concepts to provide further direction and accountability. This presentation will introduce the A.C.T.I.O.N. model in the context of evidence based advocacy for state breastfeeding coalitions and provide one salient example of how the Model may be operationalized in practice.