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CDC-USBC Bi-Monthly Coalitions Webinars

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.

Access Info

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.

Next Webinar

Announcing the 47th Bi-Monthly State Breastfeeding Coalitions Webinar...

Tuesday, June 10, 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)

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Continuity of Care in Kansas: The Story of a Community

Presented by:

Kathy Walker, APRN, PCNS-BC, IBCLC, Board Member, Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition

Jolynn A. Dowling, MSN, APRN, NNP-BC, IBCLC, Continuity of Care Project Coordinator, Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition

Melody Engberg Ward, IBCLC, RLC, Immediate Past President, Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition

Brenda Bandy, IBCLC, Program Director, Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition

Join us to learn how Wesley Medical Center, a large maternity care hospital in Wichita Kansas, formed a diverse and energetic local community team which, with the assistance of the Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition has made a significant impact on the continuity of breastfeeding care being provided in their community. Hear first-hand from the project coordinator and a team member how they went about assessing and improving support for breastfeeding in their community. We will then take a bird’s eye view of state coalition projects that support continuity of breastfeeding care across Kansas. This presentation is for every state breastfeeding coalition looking for inspiration and or just a few good ideas. This webinar will address:

  • How to create a diverse local community team to assess local continuity of care
  • How a local community team can improve a community’s breastfeeding support
  • Examples of state coalition projects that strengthen community efforts to support breastfeeding


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