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The Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition is committed to addressing racial disparities in breastfeeding. With that goal in mind, the KBC strives to use an “equity lens” to inform and guide our external work and also an “equity mirror” to examine our internal structures, culture, and policies.

We invite you to join us on this journey. We have found the following resources to be helpful as we learn about racism at all its levels – systemic, institutional and individual.

Want to discuss what you’re learning? Reach out to the KBC at bbandy@ksbreastfeeding.org to connect with peers in Kansas who are eager to discuss and learn together.

New Scholarship Opportunity for Lactation Support Providers!

In alignment with the Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition’s commitment to addressing racial disparities in breastfeeding, the Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition (KBC) is pleased to announce a scholarship program. The purpose of this scholarship is to increase the number of International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) and other certified lactation support providers who share the background of families of color in Kansas. The KBC scholarship will increase the number of Black, Indigenous, and Latinx lactation support providers who understand the unique barriers that families of color experience in their breastfeeding journey.

Submission deadline – 8:00 a.m., Nov. 2, 2020
Announcement of scholarships – Nov. 16, 2020

Requirements:
To be considered for funding, eligible applicants must meet all of the following requirements:

  • Self-identify as Black, Indigenous, or Latinx and;
  • Reside or support breastfeeding families in Wyandotte, Shawnee, Sedgwick counties or Southwest Kansas

For complete details and online application, click here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ScholarshipKBC

Thank you Kansas Health Foundation and Kansas Department of Health and environment for your support!

Intersection of Breastfeeding & Racial and Ethnic Equity:

Black Communities:

Black Breastfeeding Organizations:

Breastfeeding Resources for African-American Families on KBC website

Hispanic Communities:

Hispanic Breastfeeding Organizations:

Breastfeeding Resources for Hispanic Families

Native American Communities:

Native American Breastfeeding Organizations:

Breastfeeding Resources for Native American Families

Racial and Ethnic Equity:

Videos/Webinars:

Books:

Articles/Blog posts/Reports:

Maternal & Infant Mortality:

Podcasts/Radio:

Additional resource lists:

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