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The USBC e-Newsletter, Staying Abreast, is published in a weekly news brief format, called the Weekly Wednesday Wire (WWW). Past issues are archived below.

Please note: Inclusion of an item in this e-newsletter does NOT imply endorsement or support of such item by the United States Breastfeeding Committee, unless specifically noted.

The WWW goes on hiatus nine times a year: the weeks of the Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, & New Year's holidays, the weeks before the Presidents Day, Memorial Day, and Labor Day holidays, and the weeks of the USBC membership meetings held in late January and early August.

Weekly Wednesday Wire: June 14, 2017

Weekly Wednesday Wire: June 14, 2017

Federal News
NAPPSS Funding Announcement, from MCHB/HRSA
The Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau has announced that the next phase of the National Action Partnership to Promote Safe Sleep (NAPPSS) program has been awarded to the National Institute for Child

Weekly Wednesday Wire: June 7, 2017

Weekly Wednesday Wire: June 7, 2017

USBC Updates
Coalition Spotlight: Appalachian Breastfeeding Network
The United States Breastfeeding Committee has released its June Coalition Spotlight entitled, "Breastfeeding Network: Starting From Scratch." The fourth installment of the USBC Coalition Spotlight shines a light on the Appalachian B

Weekly Wednesday Wire: May 31, 2017

Weekly Wednesday Wire: May 31, 2017

Federal News
Score for House-passed AHCA, from CBO
On May 24, a new Congressional Budget Office (CBO) score was released on the American Health Care Act of 2017 (H.R. 1628), as passed by the House of Representatives on May 4. CBO estimates that the House-passed version would reduce the cumulative fe