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"Power Tools for Coalitions" Webinars

The United States Breastfeeding Committee hosts this series of bi-monthly webinars as part of its training, technical assistance, and capacity building support for the network of breastfeeding coalitions across the United States. Webinars are held every two months (in odd numbered months) on the third Wednesday of the month from 2:00-3:30 p.m. ET. 

Access Info

Access to these webinars is open to all interested breastfeeding coalition members, as well as others involved in forming or leading nonprofit organizations in the breastfeeding field. 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

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 • 2:00-3:30 p.m. ET

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Being Heard: Key Communication Strategies for Maternal and Child Health Organizations 

Presented by:
Kimberly Seals Allers, Author. Strategic Communications Consultant. Social Commentator. 

Director, Maternal and Child Health Communication Collective

As the Internet, social media and other sources of information proliferate, maternal and child health organizations with credible information can struggle to be heard. Ensuring scientifically credible evidence-based information is at the core of the communication and is presented in a way that is effective and digestible for lay audiences ensures these efforts are not lost. 

Delivering information to communities that need it most takes targeted communication efforts.  This presentation will cover key strategies for improving communication efforts and targeting messaging to affected communities. It will cover press releases, social media and community events as communication tools to promote and protect breastfeeding. It will walk through completing a basic communication plan focused on improving breastfeeding and maternal child health outcomes through organizational development.

Previous Webinar

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 • 2:00-3:30 p.m. ET

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Designing for Equity: Lessons Learned from the "Make the Breast Pump Not Suck" Hackathon & Policy Summit

Presented by:
Jennifer Roberts, Make Breast Pump Not Suck  

Join the USBC and Jennifer Roberts on the next Power Tools webinar to discuss the “Make the Breast Pump Not Suck” Hackathon and Policy Summit that convened at the MIT Media Lab in April 2018 for two days of dynamic conversation and exercises focused on expanding access to equitable paid leave. The event stressed taking a systems-based lens for change, e.g. hacking technology but also hacking narratives, policies and other systemic barriers to breastfeeding. A core principle of the convening was centering equity and elevating the voices of those most often left out of “hacking” technological problems, particularly of parents of color, parents from the LGBTQIA community, and low-wage workers. In this webinar, we will be discussing the successes and challenges of designing a space that encouraged equitable design and the lessons learned from the Hackathon & Policy Summit.

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.