2017 Summit Program & Presentations






Summit Program

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Breastfeeding Equity: Using Data and Drive Change
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Are we Moving Forward or Sliding Back? Data is Power
Carol Melcher, MPH, BS, RN

Translating Data to an Evidence-based Action Plan to Improve Breastfeeding Outcomes in California
Carina Saraiva, MPH

Community Examples:
Using Data as Tool for Change
Chandra Higgins, MPH
Cindy Young, MPH, RD

Engaging African American Mothers Voices in Curriculum Development and Program Planning
Brandi Gates, IBCLC and Jeanne Kettles, MA

Developing a New Vision for Community Based Participatory Research on Pregnancy Related Care
Monica Mclemore, PhD, MPH, RN

What Does the Evidence Say: How to Understand, Interpret and Support Evidence Based Practices in Breastfeeding
Sherri Mendelson, RNC, PhD, CNS, IBCLC

A Public Health Approach  – Using Data to Achieve Breastfeeding Equity in California
Susan Sabatier, MA and Jen Goldbronn, MAS, RD, CLE
Robin Qualls, BSN, MPH and Niambi Lewis, MSW

Local California Breastfeeding Coalitions – Discussion, Planning and Report Out
Action Plan Handout

Thursday, January 26, 2017 and Friday, January 27, 2017

State of the State: Narrowing the Breastfeeding Gap
Robbie Gonzalez-Dow, MPH, RD, CLE
T’amentanefer L. Camara, IBCLC
Brandi Gates, IBCLC
Julie Harris
Handout: Hospital Breastfeeding Rates Fact Sheets
Image: California Baby-Friendly Hospitals 2010-2015 Animated Map
Infographic: Workplace Breastfeeding Support in California

Embedding Racial Equity into Practice
Simran Noor, MSSP, MPA
Kimberly Seals Allers, BA, MS
Camie Goldhammer, MSW, IBCLC

The Future of Public Health: Implications for Breastfeeding
Connie Mitchell, MD, MPH, Deputy Director, Center for Family Health, California Department of Public Health

Getting Paid: How to WIN Breastfeeding Equity through Paid Family Leave
Jenya Cassidy, CA Work & Family Coalition and Tina Sherman, MomsRising

Legalized Recreational Marijuana: Public Health Lessons from Colorado
Tista Ghosh, MD, MPH, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment
Marijuana Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Guidance Handout
Pediatric Exposure Prevention Clinical Guidance Handout

California Dreamin’: Communities Moving Beyond the Horizon
Carol Melcher, MPH, RN, Past Golden Wave Recipient

Workshop Tracks
Thursday, January 26, 2017 and Friday, January 27, 2017

Mothers and Their Families

Breastfeeding: It’s a Team Sport!
Wesley Hibble, MA, CLS
Greg Bishop, MBA and Alison Bishop, BA

Culture, Trauma and Breastfeeding: How it is all Connected
Camie Jae Goldhammer, MSW, IBCLC

How to use the Internet, Smartphones, and Digital Health to Improve the Breastfeeding Experience
Anna Sadovnikova, MPH, MA, Anita Gunaseelan and Kirat Sandhu, BS
Guidelines for reporting of health interventions using mobile phones: mobile health (mHealth) evidence reporting and assessment mERA) checklist

Supporting Breastfeeding in the Land of Disparities and Inequities
Pamela Pimentel, RN


Supporting Breastfeeding in Early Child Care Environments
Kitty Lenhart, MEd, RD, CLE

CinnaMoms: Spicing up African American Breastfeeding Support Groups at WIC
Tonce Jackson, RDN, CLE

Effective Collaborations and Breastfeeding Promotion Strategies for Asian, Southeast Asian, and Pacific Islander Communities
Jeanne Kettles, MA, IBCLC, Grace Yee, IBCLC, and Tonya Lang, MPH

Transforming “First Food Deserts” into Breastfeeding Supportive Communities
Kimberly Seals Allers

Health Care

9 Steps to a Breastfeeding Friendly Clinic: Lessons Learned
Jessica Jolley, BA, IBCLC and Sarah Furlano, BS, IBCLC

Current Issues Impacting the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative
Trish MacEnroe

Challenges of Lactation Reimbursement in the Acute Care Setting
Jason Silvas, RN

Baby-Led, Laid Back Breastfeeding: Preventing Sore Nipples
Kittie Franz, RN, CPNP-PC

Community Clinics: Breastfeeding Rates and Resource Allocations
Nonye N. Okonkwo, MS and Charles Jun, BS
Laurelle Hiroshige, RD, CLE


Advancing Workplace Lactation in Education Settings and Beyond
Ruth Dawson, JD, Arissa Palmer, MHS and Kayla Estrada, CLE

Paid Family Leave & California Family Leave Laws for Breastfeeding Advocates
Jenya Cassidy, Jenny Gerry, JD,  and Christina Staricka, IBCLC
Infographic: Supporting Breastfeeding with Public Policy


Putting Concepts into Action: Using a Racial Equity Tool
Simran Noor, MSSP, MPA


The Effect of Tongue/Lip Tie on Breastfeeding
Bobby Ghaheri, MD
Part 1
Part 2

Developing Critical Thinking and Assessment Skills to Identify and Prevent Breastfeeding Problems
Rose deVigne-Jackiewicz, RN, MPH, IBCLC

Research and Surveillance

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s) and their Impact on Breastfeeding and Breastfeeding’s Impact on ACE’s
Colleen Weeks, LCCE, FACCE, CLE, CSE, RTS
Handout 1
Handout 2

When Two Major Health Initiatives Collide: Preventing Pregnancy and Protecting Milk Supply in NICU Mothers
Ifeyinwa Asidou, PhD, RN, IBCLC and Beverly Rossman, RN, PhD



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