Black Mothers’ Breastfeeding Association to Host Virtual Conference
DETROIT, MI, September 21, 2022—Black Mothers’ Breastfeeding Association will host its annual conference, dubbed the Virtual Road Trip: Birth & Breastfeeding Conference, from October 3-5. The conference will convene various stakeholders in maternal-child-health to optimize the birth and breastfeeding experiences of Black families across the U.S.
Thematic tracks including Disaster Preparedness, Black Founder’s Corner, Data, Research, and Storytelling, Breastfeeding Groups and Peer Counseling, and Community-based Doulas take center stage as the conference unpacks 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 relevant to the health and wellness of the Black birthing community.
“Every year, the Virtual Road Trip: Birth & Breastfeeding Conference creates space for solution to the issues that have plagued our communities and healthcare systems in the U.S. for far too long,” said Kiddada Green, Founding Executive Director of Black Mothers’ Breastfeeding Association. “This year, we continue in that same vein, centering Black families with their well-being in mind.”
A diverse range of speakers with affiliations to the U.S. Breastfeeding Committee (USBC), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and community nonprofit organizations throughout the country will offer insight into closing the racial inequities that exist within maternal health. Angela Lewis, star of F/X’s “Snowfall” and breastfeeding advocate, is set to make a celebrity guest appearance to detail her own nursing experience and more on her organization, Birth Village. Jaye Clement, MPH, MPP, Director of Community Health Programs and Strategies with the Office of Community Health, Equity and Wellness at Henry Ford Health in Detroit, will serve as keynote speaker.
“I look forward to joining the Virtual Road Trip: Birth & Breastfeeding Conference to be part of necessary conversations regarding Black maternal-child-health in this country,” said Clement. “As a mother, public health professional, and advocate, these issues are not only of the utmost importance to me, but they’re very personal, too.”
Platinum sponsors for the Virtual Road Trip: Birth & Breastfeeding Conference include Henry Ford Health System, Medela and Michigan Department of Health & Human Services. Registration for the conference closes on September 30. Discounts are currently available for groups of 10 or more with promo code: GROUP2022. To sign up, visit: bmbfa.org/conference.
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About Black Mothers Breastfeeding Association
BMBFA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community-based 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 Black families.
Find out more at https://blackmothersbreastfeeding.org/