Public Health Breastfeeding Webinar Series
The Public Health Breastfeeding Webinar Series, funded through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will promote promising practices and share lessons learned from the Reducing Breastfeeding Disparities through Peer and Professional Support Project (Breastfeeding Project). Between January 2015 and June 2016 the Breastfeeding Project awarded $2.9M to support 72 community implementations of evidence-based and innovative breastfeeding support projects across the US. This represents the largest nationally coordinated implementation of community-level breastfeeding support initiatives.
With a focus on identifying public health solutions and promoting equity in breastfeeding for underserved communities, the webinar series will cover topics associated with creating sustainable programs to reach populations in high need of care. Continuing education in the form of CMEs, CNEs, CEUs, CHES are available (or pending) for webinars 2 through 6 of the series.
Webinar 1: Breastfeeding in the Community: Implementation that Works!
Section 1: CDC Overview presented by Carol MacGowan
Section 2: Public Health Breastfeeding presented by Harumi Reis-Reilly, IBCLC
Section 3: Breastfeeding Project Outcomes presented by Folashade Osibanjo, MPH
Section 4: Breastfeeding Project Lessons Learned presented by Nikia Sankofa, MPH
Breastfeeding Initiative Training Webinars
Marketing & Engagement: Reaching Families in Your Community
This webinar offered perspective on how to apply basic marketing concepts to community engagement and planning, informed by behavior change theory. The webinar focused on increasing initial participation in breastfeeding support services and featured a successful story from Oakland County, MI.
Cultural Humility: Shifting the Care Paradigm
This webinar explored cultural humility as an approach to support pregnant and postpartum mothers. Featuring renowned guest speaker, Dr. Quinn Gentry, the webinar outlined key themes of the RELATE model. While targeted to breastfeeding support providers, this webinar is useful to anyone with direct interaction with clients from diverse communities.
Health Inequity & Structural Breastfeeding Barriers: An Overview
This webinar provided an overview of how public health can influence the unequal structuring of life conditions. The webinar also shared an example from NACCHO’s Roots of Health Inequity online course. The presenters shared resources to identify and address structural barriers leading to breastfeeding inequities.