In August 2014, the USBC launched a new Strategic Framework, designed to facilitate deeper, more effective, and more inclusive collaboration across the breastfeeding field. As the national breastfeeding coalition, the USBC was built as an organization of organizations: a forum to coordinate opportunities for collaboration and change. Our Strategic Framework puts into practice the principles of collaboration and specifically, Collective Impact.
As a "backbone organization" for breastfeeding protection, promotion, and support, the USBC is now the convener for collaboration. This means providing the infrastructure supports for stakeholders to lead collaborative work where there is a particular niche, interest, and funded capacity. At the USBC, we believe effective collaborations include individuals with lived experience, community-based organizations providing direct services, state-level coalitions advocating for change, and national entities leading and supporting trends and strategic opportunities, with diversity of those being served and of those serving, at every level.
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