Breastfeeding Coalition of Washington
For more than twenty years, the Breastfeeding Coalition of Washington (BCW) has been a steady and sustaining "backbone" support system for its network of local coalitions and community partners, coordinating efforts tto improve the health of moth
I’m most excited that we have a statewide coalition because when the Surgeon General’s Call to Action came out, we were an informal coalition, and we have our 501c3 status now, which is very exciting. There are other coalitions throughout the state who are on the same path. . .
SGCTA was literally our ticket for our state coalition into many conversations and many relationships. For the first time, it opened the door to these cross-sector relationships, people that didn’t really think that breastfeeding was something that they should even consider or think about. . .
I have a passion for promoting breastfeeding in a bit of a non-traditional manner. Simply stated, I love community networking and my experience has shown me that the partnerships that come from developing connections with others are a valuable asset in our work.
Through generous support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF), the USBC has had the opportunity to investigate and integrate the principles and practices of Collective Impact. The changes you’ve seen on the outside—from our new Strategic Framework to our new website—reflect a deep transformation