On January 24, 2014, the United States Breastfeeding Committee established the Inaugural USBC Legacy Award to honor the lifelong achievement of Drs. Audrey Naylor and Ruth Lawrence.
At the Sixth National Breastfeeding Coalitions Conference, four leaders were celebrated as recipients of the 2016 USBC Legacy Award. Close colleagues shared reflections on each awardee's legacy in the breastfeeding field in special video interviews played at the awards ceremony on Sunday, August 7, 2016. At the 2016 ceremony, Dr. Ruth Lawrence also shared reflections in memory of Dr. Audrey Naylor, who passed away earlier this summer.
Read more about the 2016 Legacy Awardees and watch
Coalitions Conference Awards
Visit the 2018 NBCC Awards webpage for application deadline and details.
Individuals who are actively involved in their communities, and/or are active members of a state, territorial, tribal, local, or cultural breastfeeding coalition in the United States are encouraged to apply for Emerging Leader awards. Preference will be given to applicants who have never attended a USBC Coalitions Convening, who are working with a coalition serving a state or community (geographic or cultural) with breastfeeding rates that are below the U.S. national rate, and for whom attendance may not be possible without this support.
Thanks to the generous support of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, a limited number of awards are available to support American Indian/Native American and Alaska Native maternal and child health practitioners' participation in the Eighth National Breastfeeding Coalitions Convening. The vision of the Tribal Trailblazer award is to provide support to talented and dedicated individuals who are new, emerging, or aspiring breastfeeding leaders, actively promoting maternal and child health, and breastfeeding support in their Tribes. This honor is for individuals of American Indian/Native American and Alaska Native heritage.
Individuals who are actively involved in collaborative efforts to support breastfeeding in Native communities are encouraged to apply for the Tribal Trailblazer awards. Preference will be given to applicants who have never attended a USBC Coalitions Convening and for whom attendance may not be possible without this support.