Fostering Breastfeeding Equity Through Community Engagement

The community engagement series highlights activities, including webinars and videos, fostering breastfeeding equity between state agencies and community organizations. This series underlines the importance of community engagement, pathways, or courses of action to engage communities. It challenges participants to understand and recognize their role in fostering breastfeeding equity. Topics include levels of community engagement, strategies, and systems to enhance community support, efforts to improve the lactation workforce, and sustainability of community breastfeeding centers.

Enhancing and Diversifying the Lactation Workforce

Thursday, April 7, 2022
2 p.m. - 3 p.m. ET

Attendees will be able to describe the challenges faced in diversifying the breastfeeding workforce. Also, participants will observe initiatives that are working to enhance the lactation workforce.

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Strategies and Systems to Enhance Community Breastfeeding Support

Wednesday, February 9, 2022
3 p.m. - 4 p.m. ET

Attendees will be able to describe an innovation fighting to end racism in maternity care. Also, participants will be able to demonstrate at least one program that is creating an interconnected system to enhance community support.

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Community Engagement and Advancing Breastfeeding Support

Monday, Dec. 6, 2021
3 p.m. - 4 p.m. ET

Attendees will be able to explain the benefits of community support and engagement for breastfeeding. Also, participants will be able to outline how to engage community members and organizations into perinatal quality improvement. Finally, they’ll discuss strategies for approaching community engagement to create and sustain collaborations and partnerships.

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