2021 Conference Award Application Now Open

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The  2021 National Breastfeeding Conference & Convening (NBCC) will be held online from Wednesday, June 9, to Friday, June 11, 2021. We are thrilled for this year's online opportunity to connect with participants from a diversity of locations and backgrounds.

The U.S. Breastfeeding Committee is pleased to invite eligible and interested maternal and child health grassroots workers to apply via three award categories:

  • The Drs. Ruth Lawrence & Audrey Naylor Emerging Leader Award is offered to dedicated individuals who are actively involved in maternal and child health in their communities, and/or are active members of a state, territorial, tribal, local, or cultural breastfeeding coalition. 
  • The Tribal Trailblazer Award honors talented and dedicated individuals who are actively involved in maternal and child health and promoting and supporting breastfeeding in their Tribes. This award is for individuals of American Indian/Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian heritage. 
  • Leaders and members of cultural breastfeeding coalitions and community-based organizations actively engaged in the birth and breastfeeding fields are invited to submit for the Cultural Changemaker Award

Award recipients will receive a free full-access registration to the online conference, promotion of their work, and more! To learn about the application and review process, visit the NBCC website and explore past NBCC awardees: 

The deadline to apply is Sunday, March 21, 2021, at 11:59 pm PT. 

Please share this announcement widely with your networks! Contact conference@usbreastfeeding.org with any questions. 


~ the USBC team


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