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 48th Bi-Monthly State Breastfeeding Coalitions Webinar...
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
2-3 p.m. ET
*followed by regional state coalitions calls from 3-4 p.m. ET (West/Pacific region will meet 3-4 p.m. PT)
Making the Case for a Targeted Approach to Racial Equity
Kiddada Green, M.A.T., Founding Executive Director, Black Mothers' Breastfeeding Association
Kendra Rowser, Program Coordinator, Black Mothers' Breastfeeding Association
Have you ever had difficulty getting a black mother to initiate or continue breastfeeding? Have you ever wondered what makes the black breastfeeding experience unique? Do you want to focus more attention on eliminating the racial disparity in breastfeeding rates, but you find it difficult to present a rationale to your administration? This presentation will answer these questions and more.
Institutions will understand why they need to do more, now, to increase culturally appropriate breastfeeding support for black families.
Participants will learn:
- To identify health disparities that are affected by low breastfeeding rates.
- To define the difference between equality and equity in support.
- To classify barriers to breastfeeding as historical, societal, or social.