Racial Equity

A&T Prenatal Lactation Classes (April 7 & 18, 2022)

The North Carolina A&T Lactation Program is hosting free Prenatal Lactation Classes for families. This is a free opportunity for expecting and currently nursing parents. The class is open to all members in the community who are interested in learning more about breastfeeding/chestfeeding, pumping and more. Register at the link below. Classes will be held …

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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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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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Community Perspective on Maternal Mortality Review Committees

We were so impressed with the newsletter from Black Mamas Matter Alliance. We would encourage everyone to join their networks your highlights from their previous newsletter. Maternal Mortality Review Committees: Sharing Power with Communities. ”This report summarizes the findings of an environmental scan conducted by a project team within the Black Mamas Matter Alliance in …

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Mothering in Abundance

Loretta Ross, co-founder of SisterSong and a founding mother of the Reproductive Justice movement, redefines mothering as “creating, nurturing, affirming and supporting life” in the book Revolutionary Mothering. Mothering is “love by any means necessary”. Led by SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective, “Mothering in Abundance” is a free, 6-month-long cohort of mothering people …

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AANHPI Lactation Directories

Together with BreastfeedLA and the Asian, Southeast Asian, and Pacific Islander (ASAP!) Breastfeeding Task Force of Alameda County, the Asian Pacific Islander Breastfeeding Task Force (APIBTF), is conducting a nationwide landscape analysis of lactation resources available to Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) communities.  As part of this project, we seek to compile and create a resource directory to …

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County-Level Breastfeeding Data Released, summarized from CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity released county-level breastfeeding initiation rates and related maps using birth certificate data from the 2018-2019 National Vital Statistics System. Celebrating: The Breastfeeding Initiation Rates in Durham County were 89.7% in 2018-2019. Birth certificate data from 2018–2019 National Vital Statistics System were used to determine the …

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Asian Pacific Islander Breastfeeding Task Force (APIBTF)

BreastfeedLA (breastfeedla.org) and the Asian, Southeast Asian, and Pacific Islander (ASAP!) Breastfeeding Task Force of Alameda County, the Asian Pacific Islander Breastfeeding Task Force (APIBTF), breastfeedla.org/aapi-breastfeeding-task-force/) is conducting a nationwide landscape analysis of lactation resources available to Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) communities.  As part of this project, they are seeking to compile and create a resource directory to …

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Protect Pregnant People From Climate Change

Pregnant people and children – and particularly people of color – are disproportionately exposed to the health harms from climate change. And as a “threat multiplier,” climate change intersects with and amplifies existing disparities in baseline health, access to healthcare, and poverty. Learn more at our upcoming webinar. We need your help today in calling on North …

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