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CDC-USBC Bi-Monthly Coalitions Webinars

The CDC Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity and the United States Breastfeeding Committee co-host this series of Bi-Monthly State Breastfeeding Coalitions Webinars, held every two months (in even numbered months) on the second Tuesday of the month from 2-3 p.m. ET. They bring together state/territorial/tribal breastfeeding coalitions to share best practices and news and to network and collaborate on issues of national significance.

Access Info

Access to these webinars is open to all interested breastfeeding coalition members. Topic/speaker details are posted 1-2 weeks before each session on this page and in the Coalitions Learning Connection. The recordings and presentation materials from all past sessions are archived below.

Register for the webinar series

NOTE: To streamline access, these webinars are set up in GotoWebinar as a series. You only need to register for the series once, and you will then receive auto-reminders of each session with the topic/speaker details. Even though you may not be able to attend every webinar session live, the series registration will still send you auto-reminders so that you have easy updates on the topic and links to the live webinar and archives.

Next Webinar

Announcing the 66th Bi-Monthly State Breastfeeding Coalitions Webinar...

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 • 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET

Important Links

The Latino Best Start Program

Presented by:
Diana N. Derige, National Director of Health Initiatives, Urban Strategies

Latinas are a diverse group of women with ancestry from 28 countries. Almost a quarter of all births in the US are to Latinas. Eighty percent of Latinas in the United States initiate breastfeeding indicating an intent to breastfeed. Unfortunately, only 16% can meet the national guidelines of six months exclusive breastfeeding (recommended by APA and WHO) suggesting that systematic barriers exist and contribute to breastfeeding rates that fall below the national average and short of the Healthy People 2020 goals. 

The Latino Best Start (LBS) program examined beliefs and practices about breastfeeding among Latinos using qualitative and quantitative data. LBS partnered with eight faith based community organizations (CFBOs) around the country to:

  • Conduct 27 focus groups conducted at 9 sites around the country with community members, business owners, and health care providers;
  • Survey of Latinos about breastfeeding beliefs and practices; and
  • Develop and implement of a first-of-its-kind leadership-based curriculum to promote breastfeeding exclusivity among Latinas

The presentation will describe the process, lessons learned, results from the focus groups and survey, and examine the curriculum development and evaluation of the LBS curriculum. It will also provide suggestions about working with community partners and with Latino communities.

Webinar Archives

To search the archives by keyword, speaker name, and more, visit the file library in the Coalitions Learning Connection, OR view the public archives to download slides and handouts and access recording links in chronological order.