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- Support and fund small nonprofit organizations that promote breastfeeding in communities of color
- Integrate education and support for breastfeeding into public health programs that serve new families
- Ensure around-the-clock access to resources that provide assistance with breastfeeding
- Key Website Features: News Room, Advocacy HQ, and Coalitions Directory
- Learning Community: Community-Based Organizations Learning Community
- Webinar & Conference Archives: Community-Based Organizations
- Webinar & Conference Archives: Racial Equity
- Webpage: "Power Tools for Coalitions" Webinars
Action Activities: 1. Share information with out members and through our social media about community organizations to connect those organizations with the audience APHA reaches.
Action Activities: ASPHN’s “Blueprint for Nutrition & Physical Actvity, 2nd Ed” outlines practical, consumer-focused, state and local strategies for improving eating and physical activity that will lead to healthier lives for children, adults and families, including supporting breastfeeding. The Blueprint provides communities, consumers, organizations, agencies and programs with strategies and potential actions to address priority nutrition and physical activity issues in the context of their own community resources and needs.
Action Activities: All Baby cafes are encouraged to establish links with community organizations such as WIC, Family Health Centers and Community Libraries, as well as having high community visibility and promotion. Published paper on the Baby Cafe model's effectiveness: https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/full/10.1089/bfm.2019.0179
Action Activities: CHEER's programs engage with community-based organizations in order to help promote, establish, and sustain a breastfeeding culture in US states.
Action Activities: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides funds to support breastfeeding in states and communities under two funding mechanisms: Partnerships to Improve Community Health (PICH) and Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH).
Supporting Link: http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dch/programs/index.htm
Action Activities: The Office on Women's Health of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services hosts the National Breastfeeding Helpline operated by trained breastfeeding peer counselors to provide support by phone in English or Spanish.
Supporting Link: http://womenshealth.gov/about-us/health-information-by-phone/
Action Activities: Every Mother provides technical assistance to WIC agencies, Healthy Start agencies, and other community organizations by offering training events, webinar and conference presentations, and electronic assistance.
Supporting Link: http://everymother.org/training_programs.php
Action Activities: Work with various community based organizations to implement peer to peer support or promote and support breastfeeding families.
Action Activities: Each HMBANA member milk bank promotes awareness about donor milk and milk banking to the perinatal health community.
This may come in the following forms:
* Speaking at events
* Working with local breastfeeding coalitions
* Reaching out directly to hospitals, lactation consultants, and other perinatal health professionals and services
For more information contact your closest milk bank.
Supporting Link: https://www.hmbana.org/find-a-milk-bank/
Action Activities: The International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) has presented about the value of the IBCLC certification and its positive impact in breastfeeding rates in numerous community organizations' events around the globe.
Action Activities: .ICEA provides breastfeeding information on the web site for resources for both parents and profession as well as a regularly updated facebook page and blog with current, evidence-based information
Supporting Link: http://icea.org
Action Activities: La Leche League Leaders form community-based organizations and provide group meetings and individualized help for breastfeeding families in their communities.
Supporting Link: http://www.llli.org
Action Activities: La Leche League Leaders form community-based organizations and provide group meetings and individualized help via phone, email, or text for breastfeeding families in their communities.
Supporting Link: http://www.lllusa.org/locator/
Action Activities: Lamaze International provides around-the-clock access to breastfeeding resources (online, text, and videos).
Supporting Link: http://www.lamaze.org/EstablishingBreastfeeding
Action Activities: Mom2Mom Global Chapters and Ambassadors collaborate with other local resources for breastfeeding families in military communities, such as community support (LLL, babywearing, cloth-diapering, mother support groups) and official Department of Defense sponsored resources (New Parent Support, WIC, military family support). Our mission is to be a clearinghouse of information and resources for breastfeeding families in our communities.
Supporting Link: http://www.mom2momglobal.org
Action Activities: - Adelante is a community-based, community- lead network for Latino families. Organizations and families get together to work on issues that impact decisions about health, education and wellbeing of community members.
Action Activities: Arizona Breastfeeding Coalition welcomes and encourages community-based organizations' participation in all activities and meetings and shares relevant information on the Coalition Facebook pages.
Supporting Link: https://www.azbreastfeeding.org
Action Activities: Our Task Force partners with WIC and other community based organizations who work directly with families.
Action Activities: Worked with pump spotting and mother's room to create an event to promote pumping and breastfeeding. We had BMBFA members there to answer questions about breastfeeding and pump spotting to answer questions and give away pumps. Women also got to tour the breast express mobile suite
Supporting Link: http://www.bmbfa.org
Action Activities: The Breastfeeding Coalition of Delaware actively searches for other local organizations with the common goal of supporting breastfeeding families within our state and works to collaborate as well as adding their voice within our coalition.
Action Activities: BREAST has a program called 'Breast Friends". Breast Friends talks to local business and community places and educate them on breastfeeding and on ways they can support the breastfeeding mother when a mom enters their businesses or location.
Action Activities: BreastfeedLA provides a resource directory for all local resources supporting breastfeeding.
Supporting Link: http://breastfeedla.org/resource-directory/
Action Activities: The CBC Communities Committee was established in response to the Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding. “Everyone can help make breastfeeding easier” is the central tenet of this landmark 2011 document, and specific actions for communities are included, as follows:
-Strengthen programs that provide mother-to-mother support and peer counseling.
-Use community-based organizations to promote and support breastfeeding.
-Create a national campaign to promote breastfeeding.
-Ensure that the marketing of infant formula is conducted in a way that minimizes its negative impacts on exclusive breastfeeding.
Supporting Link: http://www.breastfeedingct.org/index.php/communities
Action Activities: The DC Breastfeeding Coalition and the DC Public Schools have collaborated to offer the New Heights Program to Expectant and Parenting Students.
Supporting Link: https://dcps.dc.gov/page/expectant-and-parenting-students
Action Activities: Promote and empowering geographical community breastfeeding coalitions or task forces across Florida.
Supporting Link: http://flbreastfeeding.org/flcommunity_coalitions.htm
Action Activities: Express Your SuperPower 5K is an event that will raise awareness throughout Georgia and nearby states about breastfeeding and the health of our babies and children. GBC partners with the Northwest GA Breastfeeding Coalition, state entities, businesses, organizations and individuals through this event to promote and support breastfeeding.
Supporting Link: http://www.nwgabfcoalition.com/expressyoursuperpower5k/
Action Activities: We align and engage with many organizations.
Partnership with other agencies/org's for events/sponsorship's.
Supporting Link: http://www.indianabreastfeeding.org/organizational-membership.html
Action Activities: The KBC fosters the growth and sustainment of local breastfeeding coalitions in Kansas. The KBC created a "Toolkit for Local Breastfeeding Coalitions" and maintains a webpage of resources for local coalitions in Kansas as well as contact directory and map. The KBC has a "Local Breastfeeding Coalition Section" for individuals interested in supporting local coalitions. The Section meets online bi-monthly to share strategies, projects, and coalition governance best-practices. Experts on coalition building are frequent speakers at Section meetings as well as the KBC's annual "Kansas Breastfeeding Coalitions Conference". The conference brings local breastfeeding coalitions together to share information and learn new skills needed for coalition building. Currently, 33 breastfeeding coalitions in KS serve over 60% of the state.
Action Activities: The Maryland Breastfeeding Coalition is happy to partner with local non-profits, government agencies, and other members of our community who support our mission to promote, protect, and support breastfeeding.
Action Activities: Coalition building is an important step in harnessing the power of local communities to spur positive change and advance public health outcomes. There is a movement underway throughout Michigan to support systems-level change for breastfeeding and it depends on the diverse voices of coalition members. Currently, Michigan has 22 coalitions in a state with 83 counties. We envision a Michigan in which all communities receive culturally-aware support to dismantle the roadblocks that derail breastfeeding success.
Supporting Link: https://www.mibreastfeeding.org/coalition-building/
Action Activities: The Minnesota Breastfeeding Coalition maintains a directory of local coalitions in the state and conducts an annual meeting and teleconference to update member coalitions and provide a platform to share successes and challenges.
Supporting Link: http://mnbreastfeedingcoalition.org
Action Activities: The Missouri Breastfeeding Coalition welcomes and encourages the community based organizations' participation in all activities and meetings and shares relevant information on the Coalition Facebook pages. There is an especially strong relationship with the WIC Peer Counselors and with La Leche League.
Action Activities: We are working to support and expand our Community Breastfeeding Initiative.
Supporting Link: http://nebreastfeeding.org/cbi/
Action Activities: The NHBFTF has partnered with DHHS & the Monadnock Breastfeeding Coalition to develop a child care award for breastfeeding friendly child care facilities meeting award criteria. The Task Force houses the award application/criteria and resources on our website. The NHBFTF also supported DHHS & the Monadnock Breastfeeding Coalition in the development of an online breastfeeding curriculum for NH child care facilities.
The NHBFTF has partnered with the NH DHHS, Division of Public Health Services Preventing Obesity program.
The Task Force is also currently connecting with the NH March of Dimes to expand potential partnerships .
The NHBFTF has supported the NH 10 Steps to Successful Breastfeeding Collaborative in providing breastfeeding education throughout NH consistent with the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative.
Supporting Link: http://nhbreastfeedingtaskforce.org/families.php
Action Activities: Our Board Members represent the many local breastfeeding coalitions and groups throughout the state; we provide a link to local networks on our website.
Supporting Link: https://www.nysbreastfeeding.org/coalition-supporters/
Action Activities: Provide resources and support to local and regional coalitions. Facilitate networking and collaboration between coalitions.
Action Activities: Faith based breastfeeding support in collaboration with a local hospitals, Women's, Infant, and Nutritional Program and Churches.
Action Activities: Active coalition for past 15 years. Network with county health departments, California First 5.