You're Invited: Technical Assistance for Coalitions

This spring, the USBC is hosting a series of seven technical assistance learning sessions for breastfeeding coalition members and leaders. Each session has been specifically designed based on feedback from breastfeeding coalitions, and the topics have been chosen to address common concerns or knowledge gaps. Sessions will be interactive, with time to learn from panelists and other participants and connect with breastfeeding coalition members and leaders throughout the country.

Sessions are free and open to all breastfeeding coalitions, but registration is required and space is limited, so reserve your space today! Learn more about the first two sessions and register below.

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How Coalitions Grow and Evolve

Thursday, April 22, from 2:30-4:30 p.m. ET
State, territorial, local, tribal, and cultural breastfeeding coalitions serve as powerful vehicles for achieving policy, systems, and environmental changes in the lactation landscape. To achieve our collective vision of thriving families and communities, coalitions must be prepared to grow and evolve to meet the ever-changing needs of the communities they serve. Join coalition-building experts Elsa Quintana, Linda Kopecky, and Pa Shasky for a workshop on growing and evolving as a coalition. Together, participants will identify  the indicators of a static coalition, the basic elements of how coalitions grow and evolve, and share resources to help coalitions along the way. 

Register for "How Coalitions Grow and Evolve"

Trauma and Breastfeeding

Thursday, April 29, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. ET
Breastfeeding is an incredibly personal experience, and many factors can influence an individual's choice to initiate, continue, or end their breastfeeding journey. Trauma, whether historical or personal, can be a key indicator in breastfeeding outcomes. In this era of racial reckoning and pandemic-related isolation, how can coalitions support individuals from communities that have experienced trauma in achieving their breastfeeding goals? Join experts Candi Cornelius, Jacob Davis, Linda Kopecky, and Stephanne Rupnicki in this focused conversation on personal and historical trauma and tools for your coalition to create trauma-informed systems.

Register for "Trauma and Breastfeeding"


This series is part of critical USBC work to provide training, technical assistance, and capacity building support for our network of state, territorial, local, tribal, and cultural breastfeeding coalitions.

Find additional details on these and other upcoming sessions on the Technical Assistance Series webpage. Please contact with any questions.

We hope to see you onscreen for the sessions!

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