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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 this series of Bi-Monthly State Breastfeeding Coalitions Webinars, 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

Access to these webinars is open to all interested breastfeeding coalition members. Topic/speaker details are posted 1-2 weeks before each session on this page and in the Coalitions Learning Connection. The recordings and presentation materials from all past sessions are archived below.

Register for the webinar series

NOTE: To streamline access, these webinars are set up in GotoWebinar as a series. You only need to register for the series once, and you will then receive auto-reminders of each session with the topic/speaker details. Even though you may not be able to attend every webinar session live, the series registration will still send you auto-reminders so that you have easy updates on the topic and links to the live webinar and archives.

Next Webinar

Announcing the 72nd Bi-Monthly State Breastfeeding Coalitions Webinar...

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018 • 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET

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Previous Webinar

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 • 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET

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Advocating for Reduced Breastfeeding Disparities in Los Angeles County, California

Presented by: 

Arissa Palmer, Executive Director, BreastfeedLA
Katie Waters-Smith, Advocacy Chair, BreastfeedLA

California has the most comprehensive laws protecting breastfeeding in the nation. However, even the most comprehensive law is ineffective if it is unknown, inaccessible and not enforced. Knowledge of legal protections and strategies for advocating for one’s legal rights is critical to addressing breastfeeding disparities. When advocates are aware of breastfeeding laws they can better support new parents in meeting their breastfeeding goals.

In this session, we will hear about the comprehensive advocacy toolkit developed by BreastfeedLA for their 2017 Advocacy Day training last August. The innovative, inclusive design of the day-long Advocacy training centered breastfeeding equity concepts and principles, and included skills practice focused on putting advocacy into practice. Webinar participants will learn the design elements of the Advocacy Day training, and explore the components of the comprehensive advocacy toolkit, learning how to utilize it as a model for law and policy development and implementation.

Webinar Archives

To search the archives by keyword, speaker name, and more, visit the file library in the Coalitions Learning Connection, OR view the public archives to download slides and handouts and access recording links in chronological order.