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Black Breastfeeding: Past, Present, and Future

Convening to educate and spark a conversation on historical trauma and inequities in breastfeeding in the African American community.

Friday, July 17, 2020
9am to 3pm, MST
Virtual – Registration required

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– Keynote Speakers
– Fathers Panel Discussion
– Breakout Sessions

Keynote Speakers:

  • Dr. Sayida Peprah, Psychologist and Birth Doula
  • Felisha Floyd, Lactation Coordinator and President of NAPPLSC

About this Event

The Center for African American Health, in collaboration with Families Forward Resource Center, Soul 2 Soul Sisters, Elephant Circle, and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, and supported by funding from The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), welcomes you to join us for this event featuring speakers, panel discussions, and breakout sessions on the subject of breastfeeding in the Black/African American community.

ASTHO represents the public health agencies of all 50 states in the United States, the District of Columbia, the five U.S. territories, and the three freely associated states. Under a grant from ASTHO, CAA Health and its collaborators have recently trained 15 lactation educators of color, including one male, preparing them to become certified and bring breastfeeding education to the community. This Black Health Summit will provide those lactation educators and the broader community with additional education, networking opportunities, and a deeper discussion of ways to increase breastfeeding in the Black/African American community of Colorado.

Continuing education credits applied and pending for RNs, RDs (CDRs), and lactation consultants (L-CERPs).

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