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2014 Lactation Summit: Steps to Dismantling Inequities in the Lactation Profession

by Cathy Carothers, BLA, IBCLC, FILCA
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 E-CERP
  • Learning Format: Webinar
  • Handout: No
  • Origin: GOLD Lactation 2015

In July 2014, for the first time, stakeholders from 12 countries across the world and major underrepresented communities gathered to explore global barriers that make it difficult to attain the International Board Certified Lactation Consultant® (IBCLC®) credential. Hosted by the three international organizations – IBLCE®, ILCA®, and LEAARC – the Summit contributed to a much larger movement to dismantle inequities within the field. This session will explore how the Summit contributed to this larger movement, how this movement is gaining momentum, and ways in which lactation professionals and organizations can work to reduce inequities. It will also present major findings from the 2014 Lactation Summit. The session is led by Cathy Carothers, chair of the design team for the initiative, and Sherry Payne, the 2014 Lactation Summit facilitator.

Learning Objectives:

Objective 1: Describe the steps taken via the 2014 Lactation Summit to reduce inequity within the lactation consultant profession.
Objective 2: Identify key ways to engage stakeholders in a change initiative.
Objective 3: Name at least three barriers to accessing the lactation consultant profession.

Presentations: 27  |  Hours / CE Credits: 25  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks