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Our mission is to work collaboratively to increase rates of breastfeeding initiation and duration to improve the health of Arizona's families.

Our vision is that breastfeeding will be universally accepted as the norm and promoted and supported throughout Arizona resulting in increased rates of breastfeeding initiation and duration. As a result of high rates of breastfeeding, Arizona children will experience optimal health, growth, and development. The lifelong health of the Arizona population will be improved, and health care costs will be decreased.

Membership of the Arizona Breastfeeding Coalition 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. 

 

Diversity Values Statement 

The Arizona Breastfeeding Coalition (ABC)  commits to inclusion, diversity, and equity as core values, embracing meaningful participation by diverse stakeholders, and actively soliciting varied viewpoints. We deconstruct all barriers to full participation in the ABC on the basis of identity. 

Our definition of diversity includes diversity by position, gender, race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, family status, gender identity, formal education, life experience, religion, communication styles, geographic location, and work-related skill sets and experience. We ground our work in inclusion, diversity, and equity to facilitate the achievement of our mission and vision.

 Leading by example, as the state coalition empowered to protect, promote, and support breastfeeding in Arizona, we model inclusion, diversity, and equity for member organizations, breastfeeding coalitions, and all populations we serve.

 

 

 

What Drives Us

Our Mission

Our mission is to work collaboratively to increase rates of breastfeeding initiation and duration to improve the health of Arizona's families.