NBCC 2021 Goals & Learning Arcs

Conference Overarching Goals 

The goals of this convening are to create a sharing and learning space that: 

  • Fosters an inclusive leaderful movement, celebrating the contributions and building the skills of the diverse lactation support providers and public health partners who serve families and communities across the nation.
  • Builds organizational capacity and commitment to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion within public health systems to ensure health equity for all.
  • Acknowledges our differences and allows for diverse thoughts and perspectives to co-exist as we advance a shared agenda for the First Food field through collaborations and partnerships of advocates at the community, state, and national levels.

Conference Learning Arcs & Objectives

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Resilience: Power of Community

This arc highlights the sustained ability of communities to access, generate and utilize resources to confront, adapt systems, recover, and thrive in the face of adversity.

Objective #1: Name two ways that increasing connectedness and fostering collaboration enhances community resilience, including the improvement of breastfeeding outcomes. 

Objective #2: Describe two ways small organizations have succeeded in acquiring sustainable funding and the role consistent, sustainable funding plays in reducing organizational fatigue.  

Objective #3: List three indicators of resilient communities and explain how these factors can shape policies to enhance breastfeeding support for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC).

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Emergency Preparedness and Response

This arc highlights how communities and coalitions plan for, respond to, and recover from major disruptions or disasters.

Objective #1: Describe lactation support services needed during local Emergency Preparedness and Response efforts.

Objective #2Identify at least one solution to address equity issues in Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergency (IYCFE) Response.

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Advocacy in Practice

This arc highlights successful mechanisms and activities, such as media campaigns and public speaking, that educate, influence, and inform organizational, policy, or practice changes

Objective #1Describe the importance of interprofessional collaboration to build community capacity to improve breastfeeding policy decisions.

General conference questions? E-mail conference@usbreastfeeding.org