Archived Webinars

Breastfeeding Team Webinars

Breastfeeding in the Community: Engaging and Empowering Families
Successful public health programs reach community members where they are with services and supports designed to meet their identified needs. Many organizations host quality programming but struggle to engage and catalyze the community. NACCHO Consulting will summarize the MAPP process, a community driven strategic planning process that helps apply strategic thinking to prioritize public health issues and identify resources to address them. Additionally, former NACCHO grantees will share their successful strategies to engage community members, partner organizations, and providers in their breastfeeding promotion and support projects.
Complete the evaluation and post-test for CERPs. 

Breastfeeding in the Community: Innovations to Advance Rural Health
Compared to urbanites, the 46 million Americans living in rural areas of the nation shoulder a disproportionately heavy burden of poor health outcomes. The array of known urban-rural health gaps, which include historical lags in breastfeeding initiation and 6-month duration rates, are associated with a complex web of individual, socio-cultural, economic and healthcare delivery factors. The Breastfeeding in the Community: Innovations to Advance Rural Health webinar will address how rural service agencies can leverage partnerships and resources to sustainably integrate and co-locate lactation support services into existing programs. In addition to an overview of rural breastfeeding challenges, participants will hear from two former NACCHO Breastfeeding Project Grantees who successfully implemented or expanded breastfeeding support services in a rural community.
Complete the evaluation and post-test for CERPs.

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

Webinar 2: Breastfeeding in the Community: Closing the Care Gap
Continuing Education Information

Webinar 3: Breastfeeding in the Community: Engaging the Hard-to-Reach
Continuing Education Information

Webinar 4: Breastfeeding in the Community: Leveraging Funds and Partnership for Sustainability
Continuing Education Information

Webinar 5: Breastfeeding in the Community: Moving from National Programs to Local Initiatives
Continuing Education Information
Post-test for CERPs

Webinar 6: Breastfeeding in the Community: Building Sustainable Programs
Continuing Education Information
Post-test for CERPs

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.