(BPRW) Black Mothers’ Breastfeeding Association will hold a virtual conference
Birth & Breastfeeding
(Black PR wire) DETROIT, MI —The Black Mothers’ Breastfeeding Association will hold its annual conference, dubbed Virtual Road Trip: Birth & Breastfeeding Conference, October 3-5. The conference will bring together diverse maternal and child health stakeholders to optimize birth and breastfeeding experiences for Black families across the United States.
Themed tracks such as disaster preparedness, Black Founders’ Corner, data, research and storytelling, breastfeeding groups and peer counseling and community doulas take center stage as the conference reveals the regional nuances of these issues. The Virtual Road Trip: Birth & Breastfeeding conference will span three days and feature live and pre-recorded sessions on topics related to the health and wellbeing of the Black birthing community.
“Each year, the Virtual Road Trip: Birth & Breastfeeding conference creates space to find solutions to issues that have plagued our communities and our health systems in the United States for far too long,” said Kiddada Green, founding executive director of the Black Mothers’ Breastfeeding Association. . “This year, we’re continuing in the same vein, centering Black families with their well-being in mind.”
A wide range of speakers affiliated with the U.S. Breastfeeding Committee (USBC), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and nonprofit community organizations across the country will provide insight into reducing the racial inequities that exist in the field. of maternal health. Angela Lewis, F/X’s ‘Snowfall’ star and breastfeeding advocate, is set to make a celebrity guest appearance to detail her own experience as a nurse and more about her organization, Birth Village . Jaye Clement, MPH, MPP, director of community health programs and strategies in the Office of Community Health, Equity and Wellness at Henry Ford Health in Detroit, will be the keynote speaker.
“I look forward to joining the Virtual Road Trip: Birth & Breastfeeding conference to be part of the needed conversations about black maternal and child health in this country,” Clement said. “As a mother, public health professional and activist, these questions are not only of the utmost importance to me, but they are also very personal.”
Platinum sponsors of the Virtual Road Trip: Birth and Breastfeeding Conference include Henry Ford Health System, Medela, and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. Registration for the conference closes September 30. Discounts are currently available for groups of 10 or more with promo code: GROUP2022. To register, go to: bmbfa.org/conference.
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About the Black Mothers Breastfeeding Association
BMBFA is a community-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and the leader of many local, state, and national programs aligned with the organization’s mission to reduce racial inequities in breastfeeding support for families. black. Learn more about https://blackmothersbreastfeeding.org/
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