Preliminary Program Schedule

This schedule is tentative and subject to change. Registration is Open.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Advocacy Day at the Capitol
(Optional event/separate registration required)
(approximate ending time)

Thursday, June 13, 2019

New USBC Member Orientation 9:00am–9:55am
USBC Membership Meeting (Only open to USBC member representatives and guests)

Regional Meetings (Conference Attendees Welcome to Participate)

  • Mid-Atlantic Region
  • Midwest Region
  • Mountain Plains Region
  • Northeast Region
  • Southeast Region
  • Southwest Region
  • West Pacific Region
  • Cultural Coalitions
  • Native American Coalitions
Dinner on your own 6:00pm–8:00pm
Welcome Exhibits Dessert Reception
(Conference Attendees Welcome to Participate)

Friday, June 14, 2019

Registration Open


Continental Breakfast 



Opening Ceremony
Welcome remarks: USBC Board Chair
Welcome remarks: USBC Conference Program Committee Co-Chairs


PL1 Opening Keynote:
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention State of the Nation 

Awards Ceremony Day 1

Morning Refreshment Break
Exhibits & Poster Viewing


PL2 Whole Group Session: Building a Leaderful First Food Movement

Buffet Lunch 12:00pm–12:45pm
Lunch Table Topics (Peer Sharing) 12:45pm–1:15pm

Session A

Whole Group Session: National Initiatives

  • Communities and Hospitals Advancing Maternity Care Practices (CHAMPS) Using a Curriculum on Safety
  • Innovations in Breastfeeding Coalition Building and Workforce Capacity: Highlights from MCHB’s Children’s Healthy Weight CoIIN (Collaborative Improvement & Innovation Network)
  • Empowering WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselors to Tell Their Stories on Capitol Hill
  • Department of Labor: FLSA Break Time for Nursing Mothers Requirements
Afternoon Refreshment Break
Exhibits & Poster Viewing

Session B

Peer Sharing Panels: Concurrent Sessions

Concurrent Session B1: Addressing Barriers to Access

  • Inequalities in Use and Donation of Donor Human Milk- Nonprofit Industry Response
  • Tailoring Nursing Interventions Based on Social Determinants Using a GIS Program: A Retrospective Study
  • Voices of Urban Mothers: Peer Counselors and Telephone & Text Support for Breastfeeding in the Early Months

Concurrent Session B2: Breastfeeding Support Across Community Contexts

  • Facilitating Breastfeeding in Incarcerated Women
  • Breastfeeding as a Prevention Tool in Addressing Diseases of Poverty in the ECE Setting
  • School District Successes: Supporting Breastfeeding Staff & Students in Kansas

Concurrent Session B3: Harnessing Voices for Policy Change

  • Paid Parental Leave: An Opportunity to Advance Equity in Breastfeeding, Health Outcomes, and Economic Security
  • Workplace Breastfeeding Protections: Your State Could Be Next
Special Interest Meetings (optional events)
  • State & WIC State Breastfeeding Coordinators
  • Building Your Organizational Profile — USBC Technical Assistance 
  • Identity Caucus Facilitated Meetings:
    • African American Facilitated Meeting Time
    • Asian American, Pacific Islander, Native Hawaiian Facilitated Meeting Time
    • Latinx Facilitated Meeting Time
    • LGBTQI Facilitated Meeting Time
    • Native American Facilitated Meeting Time
    • White Identity Facilitated Meeting Time
    • A "Flex Space" is available for additional groups to gather
Dinner on Your Own 6:15pm–8:00pm
Evening Event
Movie Screening

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Continental Breakfast
Awards Ceremony Day 2

Session C

Whole Group Session: Breastfeeding Across Cultures

  • Hmong Breastfeeding Initiative: Reducing breastfeeding disparities in Minnesota
  • Sisters on the Border: Binational Breastfeeding Coalition
  • When Knowledge isn't Power: Developing a Transformative Breastfeeding Curriculum Offering Access and Equity for Appalachian Families
  • Native American and African-American communities build "Communities Supporting Breastfeeding" in Kansas
Morning Refreshment Break
Exhibits & Poster Viewing

Session D

Peer Sharing Panels: Concurrent Sessions

Concurrent Session D1: Partnerships to Advance Equity

  • Emerging Leaders in the Lactation Profession: Co-designing Opportunities and Programs with Community
  • Better Together: Leveraging Our Collective Strength and Diversity to Support Equitable Infant Feeding
  • Minority Maternal Mental Health: Why It Matters

Concurrent Session D2: Breastfeeding in African American Communities

  • The ROSE That Grew from Concrete: A collaborative model of training health care providers to impact vulnerable communities
  • National Medical Association Breastfeeding Alliance Approach to Addressing Health Disparities in Breastfeeding in African American Women
  • Investigating Reasons for the Disparate Breastfeeding Rates among African American Women in the United States

Concurrent Session D3: Community-Based Strategies

  • Teaching the WHO Code to Community Health Care Workers
  • Reinventing the Community Baby Shower
  • Adding Seats at the Table: Lamaze and the Community Childbirth Educator

Concurrent Session D4

  • CDC Listening Session on Breastfeeding Support
Networking Lunch 12:30pm–1:30pm

PL3 Whole Group Session: Inclusive Breastfeeding Support of Partners, Spouses and Family Voices in Breastfeeding Support

PL4 Closing Keynote: Advancing Inclusive and Equitable Breastfeeding Support at the Grassroots 2:15pm–3:15pm
Closing Address

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