Breastfeeding Public Health Partners – Charting the Course Together

Webinar Series

Origination / Expiration: Webinar series 1/22/2018-1/22/2020

Web-on-Demand– valid 30 days after webcast for up to two years

Learning Objectives:
1. Describe 2 ways that breastfeeding can improve health equity
2. Describe 3 ways to reduce breastfeeding inequities
3. Identify 2 approaches for local and state agencies to collaborate to advance breastfeeding workplace support
4. Identify 2 approaches for local and state agencies to collaborate to advance maternity care practices
5. Identify at least 2 strategies public health entities can employ to enable broad access to breastfeeding promotion and support services in underserved communities.

Faculty/Credentials: Will vary

Webinar #4: Charting the Course Together: Broadening The Spectrum of Skilled Breastfeeding Support in the Community
June 18 | 2:00 – 3:00 pm ET
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Webinar #3: Charting the Course Together: Supporting Breastfeeding at Work
May 14 | 2:00 – 3:30 pm ET

Most new parents return to work before their child’s first birthday, yet only 40% of women have access to breastfeeding-friendly workplaces. The third webinar of the Charting the Course Together series will discuss the importance of workplace support to increase breastfeeding duration rates, the return on investment for supporting both employers and employees to make breastfeeding work at work, and share useful and practical resources for supporting breastfeeding employees and their employers. The presentation will also feature opportunities to advocate for expanded policies to support breastfeeding employees. In addition, the Breastfeeding Public Health Partners (BPHP) will shed light on current federal and state workplace breastfeeding legislation, past successes and the important role everyone can play in advocacy, describe outcomes of a national project supporting Title V programs to advance workplace breastfeeding accommodation, and the critical role of Breastfeeding-Friendly Child Care centers and providers. You will also hear examples of innovative workplace support initiatives across the country, including partnering with the State Department of Labor, and with local providers to support breastfeeding at work!

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss how breastfeeding workplace support contributes to population health improvements
  • Identify current workplace breastfeeding legislation and advocacy opportunities to increase support for breastfeeding employees
  • Describe two ways Title V programs can advance workplace breastfeeding accommodation in their states

Organizational Presenters:
United States Breastfeeding Committee, with New Mexico Taskforce and Center for WorkLife Law
Association of Maternal Child Health Programs (AMCHP)

Webinar #2: Charting the Course Together: Maternity Care Practices at the Nexus of Hospitals, Providers, States and Communities
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The second webinar in the 4-part series will focus on public health breastfeeding support within the maternity care settings. Beyond hospitals, many different entities, including healthcare providers, state and local health departments, breastfeeding coalitions and community-based organizations, can play a role in ensuring that birthing facilities incorporate and maintain evidence-based practices to increase in-hospital initiation and community duration rates through sustained collective efforts.

During this session, participants will hear how public health organizations contribute to advancing breastfeeding initiation rates by working together with hospitals. Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute (CGBI) will kick of presenting major outcomes of the EMPower Breastfeeding initiative that provided technical assistance to 93 hospitals on their journey to becoming Baby-Friendly. Attendees will hear about ASTHO’s learning communities of state level agencies supporting the work of hospitals within their state. They will also learn how AAP is engaging physicians to promote implementation of evidence-based breastfeeding practices in maternity care facilities.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the impact of national efforts to improve implementation of evidence-based maternity care practices in the hospital setting and beyond.
  • Understand and describe ways states in ASTHO’s Breastfeeding Learning Community promote and support breastfeeding at maternity care centers.
  • Describe efforts to engage physicians and relevant stakeholders to promote progress in breastfeeding education and support the safe implementation of evidence-based breastfeeding practices in maternity care facilities.

Organizational Presenters:
American Academy of Pediatrics
Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute
Association of States and Territories Health Officials

Webinar #1: Charting the Course Together: Breastfeeding and Public Health Equity
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  • Welcome, Logistics, Agenda
  • Breastfeeding and Public Health Equity
  • Building Collaborations to Advance Equity in the First Food Field
  • Overview of ASPHN and State Work in the Breastfeeding Work Stream of the Children’s Healthy Weight CoIIN
  • WIC Leadership in Improving the Breastfeeding Landscape for Low-Income Moms
  • Closing
  • Question and Answers

Origination / Expiration:
Webinar series 1/22/2018-1/22/2020
Web-on-Demand– valid 30 days after webcast for up to two years

In this first webinar of the Public Health Breastfeeding Partner Series, the Centers for Disease Control Division of Nutrition Physical Activity and Obesity (CDC-DNPAO) and the Breastfeeding Public Health Partners, a group of national organizations that collaborate to support national public health priorities to improve the health and overall well-being of women, infants, children and families through individual and collective efforts, will discuss the significance of breastfeeding as a public health issue and explore the matter of equity in access and outcomes in breastfeeding. Presenters will share their public health breastfeeding work and highlight their efforts to advance equity in the field.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe how breastfeeding is a powerful, cost-effective public health intervention
  • Identify two ways that breastfeeding can improve health inequities
  • Discuss a state or local initiative that supports breastfeeding as a preventive strategy for childhood obesity and chronic diseases


Banerjee, Kinkini M.S., Coalition Relations Director, United States Breastfeeding Committee
Eppes, Elisabet MPH, Senior Associate, Federal Government Affairs, National WIC Association
Fuller-Sankofa, Nikia MPH, MPA, Director, National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)
Perkins, Sandra MS, RD/LD, Public Health Nutrition Consultant, Association of State Public Health Nutritionists
France, Amber MS, MPH, IBCLC, Nutrition & Lactation Program Supervisor, Wood County Health Department
MacGowan, Carol A. MPH, RDN, LD, Public Health Advisor/Deputy Branch Chief (Acting), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention




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