Program Schedule

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Updated 8/15/18

"Quick Look" Schedule is below

Friday, August 3, 2018

USBC Membership Meeting
(Optional event/separate registration required)
10:00am–5:00pm
Welcome Reception (Conference Attendees Welcome to Participate)
5:00 pm–5:45pm

Regional Meetings (Conference Attendees Welcome to Participate)

  • Mid-Atlantic Region
  • Midwest Region
  • Mountain Plains Region
  • Northeast Region
  • Southeast Region
  • Southwest Region
  • West Pacific Region
  • Native American Coalitions
6:00pm-6:45pm
Dinner on your own 7:00pm–8:30pm
Social Media Mixer/Welcome Exhibits Reception
(Conference Attendees Welcome to Participate)
8:30pm–9:30pm

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Registration Open

7:00am–6:00pm

Continental Breakfast 

7:00am–8:00pm
Breakfast Table Topics

7:15am–8:00am

Welcome/Opening 

Gospel Choir (tentative)
Welcome remarks: USBC Board Chair
Welcome remarks: USBC Conference Program Committee Co-Chairs

8:00am–8:45am

Opening Keynote:
Dr. Ruth Petersen, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

8:45am–9:30am

Morning Refreshment Break
Exhibits & Poster Viewing

9:30am–10:00am

Whole Group Session: Impact
The Journey from Health Disparity to Health Equity

National Perspectives:Dr. Jann Murray-Garcia, UC Davis

Local Perspectives Panel: Atlanta-based organizations involved in MCH, Reproductive Justice: Reaching Our Sisters Everywhere (ROSE), Black Mamas Matter Alliance, HealthConnect One

10:00am–12:00pm
Exhibits Break 12:00pm–12:30pm
Luncheon

12:30pm–1:15pm
Tribal Trailblazer and Emerging Leader Awards Ceremony

1:15pm–2:00pm
Exhibits Break 2:00pm–2:30pm

Whole Group Session: Partnership
Breastfeeding in Latinx Communities: Innovative Partnerships Through Authentic Community Engagement

Dr. Diana Derige, Urban Strategies and Lourdes Santaballa, Alimetacion Segura Infantil

2:30pm–3:30pm
Afternoon Refreshment Break
Exhibits & Poster Viewing
3:30pm–4:00pm

Peer Sharing Panels: Concurrent Sessions

Concurrent Session 1: Impacting the Policy Landscape

  • Designing for Equity: Lessons Learned from the "Make the Breast Pump Not Suck" Hackathon
  • Family Friendly Policies in Action – Getting Business Buy-in For Healthy, Resilient Families
  • The Constitutional Right to Breastfeed: A Ongoing Case Supporting Inmate Mothers' Breastfeeding Rights
  • Empowering Choice and Navigating Health Inequity: Crossing States Borders to Create an Impactful Change in Appalachia
  • Diverse Funding: Building an Engine for Change

Concurrent Session 2: Collective Impact Using Community-Centered Approaches

  • The Indigenous Breastfeeding Counselor: Decolonizing Breastfeeding Education
  • Adapting the Models of Prevention to Address Lactation and Safe Infant Feeding in Emergencies in Puerto Rico
  • BSTARS and Beyond: How a Cultural Coalition Helped to Revitalize a State Coalition
  • Avondale Moms Empowered to Nurse
  • Narrowing the Great Divide: Reducing Barriers to Entry for POC in the Field of Lactation

Concurrent Session 3: Innovations to Advance Equity

  • A Pathway to a More Equitable Organization: A Coalitions' Journey to Applying an Equity Lens from Within
  • Breastfeeding in Color: The Journey to Deep & Radical Community Support
  • Physician Education and Training on Breastfeeding
  • Collective Impact In Action: Building Campaigns for Systems Changes
  • Developing a Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding for Black Families
4:00pm–5:30pm
Special Interest Meetings (optional events)
  • State & WIC State Breastfeeding Coordinators
  • Identity Caucus facilitated meeting time
  • Building Your Organizational Profile — USBC Technical Assistance 
5:30pm–6:30pm
Dinner on your own

6:30pm–8:00pm
Open Mic Night
8:00pm–9:00pm
Chocolate Milk Movie Screening
9:00pm–10:00pm

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Registration Open

7:00am–3:00pm
Continental Breakfast

7:00am–8:00am
Breakfast Table Topics

7:15am–8:00am
Whole Group Session: Leadership for a New Era: Cultural Humility
Dr. Jann Murray-Garcia
8:00am–9:30am

Whole Group Session: National Initiatives

  • Enhancing the Work of Breastfeeding Coalitions: Strategic Planning Using the World Breastfeeding Trends Initiative Scores
  • Communities and Hospitals Advancing Maternity Practices (CHAMPS)- Bringing Baby Friendly to the South
  • WIC Steps Beyond Clinic Walls to Improve Community Support for Breastfeeding
  • Supporting Nursing Moms at Work: OWH Evaluation
9:30am–10:45am
Morning Refreshment Break
Exhibits & Poster Viewing
10:45am–11:15am

Whole Group Session: Emerging Issues of Interest to the First Food Field
Facts vs. Fiction: Countering Misinformation and Fear-Based Anti-Breastfeeding Campaigns

Kimberly Seals Allers

11:15am–12:30pm
Luncheon 12:30pm–1:15pm
Closing Address
1:15pm–1:30pm
Advocacy Training Workshop
(Optional event/separate registration required)
2:00pm–5:00pm

Partial funding for this conference is provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention