Advocacy

An Act of Advocacy

Join Breastfeed Durham for a day of advocacy. Reach out to your favorite locally owned business or community organization and encourage them to apply to become a Breastfeeding Friendly Community Partner. Or reach out to your favorite bodega and/or the safe places for breastfeeding families. We intentionally ask those of you who are connected to …

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Equity Before Birth’s Dance-a-Thon (April 15 | 4-7PM)

We are thrilled to invite you to register to attend Equity Before Birth’s Dance-a-Thon Fundraiser in honor of Black Maternal Health Awareness Week. The Equity Before Birth fundraiser will take place on Friday, April 15th from 4p – 7p at the Museum of Life and Science in Durham. Please help spread the word as they aim to raise …

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National Public Health Week Toolkit Released, summarized from APHA

The American Public Health Association is hosting the 27th National Public Health Week April 4-10 with the theme, Public Health Is Where You Are. The theme recognizes that the places where we are, physically, mentally and societally, affect our health and our lives. View the NPHW Toolkit for details on how to get involved.  In recognition of the hard work of …

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Support the work of Grown In Durham

Attention early childhood and community advocates! The Durham Early Childhood Coordinator, Cate Elander, is looking for a team to support the work of Grown in Durham, our community’s Early Childhood Action Plan. This team will be central to putting the plan into action toward our primary goal—that all young children and their families in Durham can thrive. This team will …

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CDC’s Community-level Approaches to Support Breastfeeding

Please join CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity (DNPAO) forStrategies for Success:Community-level Approaches to Support BreastfeedingThursday, March 31, 20222—3 p.m. EST Topic Strategies for Success: Community-level Approaches to Support Breastfeeding Description CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity (DNPAO) Seminar Series showcases the science and practice of our work—including the latest research, guidelines, …

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North Carolina Breastffeeding Coalition Meeting

Statewide Meeting on Monday 03/14/2022 from 12-1PM: Join NCBC on March 14th for the statewide meeting where we will discuss recent events in NC, advocacy, and learn from our speakers!   Please join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. https://meet.goto.com/207637013 You can also dial in using your phone.United States: +1 (646) 749-3122 Access Code: 207-637-013

Proof…Breastfeeding Saves Lives!

We wanted to share this remarkable study that proves what many of us have known for a long time. Unequivocal evidence that breastfeeding decreases infant mortality in the United States. We welcome you to review Breastfeeding and post-perinatal infant deaths in the United States, A national prospective cohort analysis. Breastfeeding initiation is significantly associated with …

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Black History Month Tools and Resources

As we celebrate Black History Month, we pay tribute to the struggles and achievements of the people and events that have shaped our nation. Join the USBC in recognizing the histories and continuing invaluable contributions of Black people in the United States. By working together to raise awareness about Black maternal, infant, and child health, and …

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Black Women Breastfeed Too (February 17, 2022)

BreastfeedLA will host a webinar titled “Black Women Breastfeed Too: Past, Present, and Future” on Thursday, February 17, from 1-3:30 p.m. ET. Speaker Shamiesha Ebhotemen, RN, CLES, will discuss historical context for understanding current struggles faced by Black communities in relation to breastfeeding. She will also offer strategies and resources to support the needs of …

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