Location: Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Detroit, 333 E. Jefferson Ave., Detroit, MI 48226
Contact info: conference@BMBFA.org, (800)313-6141
Align practices, policies and attitudes to achieve positive birth and breastfeeding outcomes for black mothers and babies.
- To explain the relationship between community-based doula care and infant and maternal mortality rates.
- To identify biases towards marginalized pregnant mothers; destigmatizing care for single, teenage, imprisoned and/or homeless pregnant mothers.
- To describe how positive father involvement contributes to a healthy child.
- To explain how research and data collection drive clinical and/or non-clinical practices and policies.
- To identify ways to mobilize families, communities, and public/private institutions to create strategies, make decisions and implement action steps that lead to equitable breastfeeding support for black families.
- To state how health care providers, social service agencies, non-profits, community-based organizations, government, community members and/or mothers execute programs to improve maternal-child-health.
- To list clinical and/or non-clinical solutions for breastfeeding complications.
BLACK BREASTFEEDING CAUCUS ANNUAL MEETING
Wednesday Afternoon, May 13th
The mission of the Black Breastfeeding Caucus is to mobilize families, communities, and public/private institutions to create strategies, make decisions and implement action steps that result in equitable breastfeeding support for black families. The BBC Annual Meeting is a reserved space for black people to address and advocate for racial equity in breastfeeding support. The annual meeting is open to both current and potential members who self-identify as a black person with an intentional purpose of working on behalf of the community.
Wednesday Evening, May 13th
The conference kicks off with a formal observance of national contributions to the field, leading field spokespersons, a celebrity ambassador, heavy hors d’oeuvres and motown sounds.
MATERNAL CHILD HEALTH IMMERSIVE BUS TOUR
Thursday Afternoon, May 14th
Enjoy a maternal child health immersion experience like never before. Participate in site visits to several of motown’s traditional and non-traditional maternal child health service providers. See innovative models, tour sites and learn from program staff and participants about their birth and breastfeeding practices. Additionally, delight in a photo opp at one of Detroit’s historic sites.
DINNER & NETWORK MOTOWN KARAOKE
Thursday Evening, May 14th
Motown karaoke! Come dressed ready to network, dance and sing. Motown costumes encouraged but optional.
FORMAL LEARNING SESSIONS
Friday Morning & Afternoon, May 15th
Enjoy lectures, plenaries, panels, masterclasses and workshop sessions from a diverse group of field builders and maternal-child-health experts. Get a better understanding of ways to address the specific socio-cultural needs of black families as related to birth and breastfeeding. Explore and examine leading information about the most current practices, studies, experiences and program models. Sessions focus on direct service, advocacy, research, community programs and public health. Also included is the Red Table Talk: BMBFA Edition.