Join us for Black Maternal Health Week 2021! Founded and led by Black Mamas Matter Alliance, it is an intentional week of awareness, activism, and community building. See below for local Black Maternal Health Week events!

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Please take our New Mom’s Health & Wellness Survey Have you given birth in the last year? Do you know anyone who has? Please share our New Mom’s Health & Wellness Survey with them! The survey takes approximately 20 minutes to complete and is entirely confidential. Simply add your name to this form and our…

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Abstract Background: Maternity care practices such as skin-to-skin care, rooming-in, and direct breastfeeding are recommended, but it is unclear if these practices increase the risk of clinically significant COVID-19 in newborns, and if disruption of these practices adversely affects breastfeeding. Methods: We performed a retrospective cohort study of 357 mothers and their infants <12 months who had…

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Next week is the National Day of Racial Healing. The National Day of Racial Healing is a time for contemplation and collective action on #HowWeHeal from the effects of racism. Launched on Jan. 17, 2017, it is an opportunity to bring ALL people together in their common humanity and inspire collective action to create a…

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  Scholarship opportunity!   Pacify, Advantia Health’s leading lactation and pediatric telehealth app for moms, is awarding $14,000 to aspiring International Board Certified Lactation Consultants from racial and ethnic groups that are traditionally underrepresented in the professional lactation field! 14 winners will be selected, and applicants must be residents of either the City of Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Tennessee, Arizona, New Mexico, Mississippi, Maryland, Missouri, West Virginia, Texas, Ohio, Kentucky,…

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A huge congratulations to Amanda Singer for receiving the Buffy Saint-Marie Advocacy Award and for all of the amazing work she does with the Navajo Nation Breastfeeding Coalition! We are so lucky to have incredible NMBTF staff who are leaders in our communities.  Congratulations, Amanda! You can learn more about the Navajo National Breastfeeding Coalition here, and…

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Huge congratulations to our Deputy Director, Monica Esparza, for receiving the HealthConnect One 2020 Community Health Worker of the Year award!   From HealthConnect One’s website: HealthConnect One launched the Birth Equity Leadership Academy, BELA, in 2017.  Our goal was to develop authentic leadership in underserved and underrepresented communities of color typically marginalized when it comes…

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