To All the Lactation Consultants, Educators, Doulas, Nurses and Physicians who help our mothers on a daily basis. 2012 saw a lot of changes in members of the state coalition, the economy, and in other areas of our busy lives. We have come through all of this with grace and humility and a greater determination to work harder with our mothers and babies. As we start 2013, we hope to see more progress in education, legislation, and promotion of breastfeeding. We thank you for your understanding and patience as we continue to strive toward greater communication and excellence in this coming year.
Thank you so much for being a part of this coalition.
Happy New Year,
Arizona Breastfeeding Coalition
ABC’s goal is always to work collaboratively to increase rates of
breastfeeding initiation and duration to improve the health of Arizona’s families.
Welcome to the 2013 Arizona Breastfeeding Coalition. I am so excited to see this year off to such a tremendous start. We have a new board, great ideas for fundraising, and a fresh new look for the website that is accessible by any mobile device. This will give greater access for women to obtain the help they need.
This year, our focus will be on physician education, reaching more moms and building those important relationships that will help drive Arizona to the top of the breastfeeding charts. We have redone the membership tiers to allow for more education and help the lactation experts in the state gain the higher evidence-based knowledge level that is needed.
I am so excited to be part of this coalition. You are an amazing group of people with a passion for breastfeeding. This dovetails perfectly with the Healthy People 2020, the CDC’s plans for obesity prevention and the great program “Baby Steps to Breastfeeding Success” that our wonderful ADHS friends developed.
Stay tuned to the website for further developments, late breaking news items, and other interesting features that we will be bringing to you. Keep up the great work that you are doing with your moms and babies. Our babies depend on you.
Lisa Zamudio, RN, IBCLC, RLC
Membership is open to individuals and organizations that share the vision of the Coalition. Members must sign a declaration of support for the Coalition’s mission and objectives.
Your membership supports the Arizona Breastfeeding Coalition website and helps connect local coalitions and others in the breastfeeding community through the annual meeting and teleconference, news from the United StatesBreastfeeding Coalition, and other outreach and advocacy. Most important, membership gives you a voice in determining the future direction and focus of the Arizona Breastfeeding Coalition.
• Receive up-to-date news and information related to breastfeeding
internationally, nationally and locally
• Stay informed of important advocacy efforts from the United States
Breastfeeding Committee and the AZ Breastfeeding Coalition
• Voting privileges (One vote per individual member is permitted)
Attend General State Meetings are held four times a year (held in various locations across Arizona). These meetings are open to the public. You may pay your membership at any meeting or pay via the web. Your membership dues are for January 1 to December 31. Membership dues are not prorated. You may join anytime of the year for a low cost of $5. At this time we do not allow group or organization memberships. We are currently developing the application for such groups. Please contact ABC secretary for more details. Thank you.
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