New Funding Opportunity for Aspiring Lactation Support Providers:
- Submission deadline – 8:00 AM, July 15, 2022
- Announcement of awards – Aug. 12, 2022
In alignment with the Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition’s (KBC) commitment to addressing disparities in breastfeeding, the KBC is pleased to announce a funding opportunity to support aspiring lactation support providers from communities with low breastfeeding rates. The KBC, with support from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, has committed $5,000 to this funding opportunity, with a maximum individual award of $1,000.
To be considered for funding, eligible applicants must meet ONE of the following requirements:
- Self-identify as one or more of the following – Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian American, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander; OR –
- Reside or support breastfeeding families in Johnson, Sedgwick, Shawnee, and Wyandotte counties, the nine (9) counties of Southeast Kansas, or the 19 counties of Southwest Kansas (Map of eligible counties)
Details and online application HERE
SAVE THE DATE: Oct. 13-14, 2022 for the 2022 Kansas Breastfeeding Conference to be held in person in Wichita, KS.
Clinical Lactation Training Program – to earn clinical lactation hours required to become an IBCLC
Lactation Education Specialist – 6-week online class with weekly live lectures and self-paced, self-study modules. Live lectures are held weekly from Oct. 11 – Nov. 15 on Tuesdays from 10:30 am – 2 pm CST. Upon completion of the course, graduates may use the title “Certificated Lactation Educator Specialist” (CLES). Registration. Cost $550 or $495 if registered by 9/27.
High 5 for Mom & Baby online training – 15 1-hour modules, FREE, search “Kansas Breastfeeding Education” on K TRAIN
List of online breastfeeding education compiled by IBCLE
Anatomy & Physiology of Lactation “Badge” course from Wichita State University
Breastfeeding Webinars (Free, one-hour videos. CEUs and CMEs not available.)
Breastfeeding | Human Medicine Interprofessional Education (IPE) – 3 hours of FREE education for physicians and others who care for families
EMPower Training Digital Tool – Comprehensive training materials to implement skills-based competency in maternity care and breastfeeding
Michigan Breastfeeding Network – FREE monthly Breastfeeding Education webinars. Offered 3rd Tuesday of every month 1-2pm, past webinar recordings available
Together for the Duration – 15 L-CERPs from Arizona Department of Health Services, AZ Health Zone, and the Arizona WIC Program)
Supporting and Promoting Breastfeeding, Chestfeeding, and Lactation in Health Care Settings – four-part webinar series, on-demand viewing. Continuing medical education, nursing contact hours, health education contact hours, certified public health, and L-CERP continuing education credits are available at NO COST.