The goal of the Virtual Road Trip: Birth & Breastfeeding Conference is to optimize the birth & breastfeeding experiences of Black families throughout the nation.
The Virtual Road Trip: Birth & Breastfeeding Conference aims to unravel the intricacies of cultural and regional nuances of birth and breastfeeding support for Black families.
Disasters such as the COVID-19 pandemic, hurricanes, resource hoarding, and the infant formula shortage have had a devastating impact on breastfeeding. Learn how communities are preparing for and managing both the expected and unexpected.
Black Founder’s Corner
Many solutions to the alarming crisis in Black maternal-child-health are derived from one’s own experiential knowledge. Black founders and creators explain the ways that their companies, products, and innovations improve maternal-child-health outcomes.
Data, Research and Storytelling
Data, research, and stories are used to develop a deeper understanding of Black maternal-child-health. Describe opportunities for and practical uses of data, research, and stories.
Breastfeeding Groups and Peer Counseling
Peer breastfeeding support among people of similar sociocultural backgrounds has been shown to lead to more favorable breastfeeding outcomes. Explore models, practices, and impacts of peer-to-peer breastfeeding support in group and one-on-one settings.
From direct community-based doula care to Medicaid policy implementation and pilots, there has been a growing awareness and demand for doula services. Explore the field of doula work through policy, practice, and advocacy.
Michigan, Ohio, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Indiana.
Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Maine, Massachusetts, and Vermont.
Colorado, Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Arkansas.
Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, and Mississippi.
California, Alaska, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, Arizona, Hawaii, and Guam.