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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 78th Bi-Monthly State Breastfeeding Coalitions Webinar...

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 • 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET

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Previous Webinar

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 • 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET

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Emerging Leaders in the Lactation Profession: Co-designing Opportunities and Programs with Community

Presented by:

Erica Pike, MS, Vital Village Network at Boston Medical Center

Melody Cunningham, CLC, ALPP, CLEBoston Breastfeeding Coalition, Vital Village

Please join the USBC and the Breastfeeding Scholars of the Vital Village Network Boston Breastfeeding Coalition in this presentation. The Vital Village Network service-learning and leadership model provides the platform for the Scholar experience. During 2018, scholars gained 784 hours in lactation education, completed 1000+ hours of volunteerism, and served 727 caregivers and 944 children at 10 support groups throughout the city of Boston. Of those Scholars who chose to self-report their race and ethnicity, 84% of scholarship recipients identified as women of color. This service-learning and leadership model allows Network members to meaningfully synthesize content learned during trainings in their volunteer experience. While in service, scholars are able to practice lactation education and counseling skills, reflect on their professional development, and gain a deeper understanding of community needs.

Breastfeeding Scholars of the Vital Village Network Boston Breastfeeding Coalition are committed to providing accessible and culturally relevant breastfeeding support across Boston. Participants will gain an understanding of the critical importance of a collaborative design process to ensure a comprehensive IBCLC support pathway program is developed to meet the needs and strengths of community lactation providers and the families that they serve.

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.