Mission: To drive collaborative efforts for policy and practices that create a landscape of breastfeeding support across the united states.
Programs: Collective impact/equity - planned and implemented activities to 1) mainstream racial equity values & practices within usbc and the first food field, and 2) maximize utilization of technology for coalition capacity building through collective impact principles.
public health infrastructure - launched and hosted a three-year learning collaborative for state/territorial/local/tribal breastfeeding coalitions, conducted virtually in the first year with plans for the first in-person meeting in the second year; and supported coalitions to increase working relationships with health departments and other state-or community-level organizations, to encourage integration of breastfeeding information and support activities into other areas of the public health agenda.
innovative partnerships--conducted collaborative activities to increase access to professional and peer support for breastfeeding, and promote and facilitate worksite compliance with lactation accommodation laws.
additional programs include:national breastfeeding coalitions conferencegovernment relationsinfant sleep practicesphysician education and trainingchildren's healthy weight coiin