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Women's Health Grand Rounds

Promoting Breastfeeding in Minority Communities and in the Workplace

Breastfeeding Grand Rounds 2004 sponsored by the NYS Institute for Human Lactation

Program: Increasing the incidence and duration of breastfeeding among women is a national and state goal for improved public health. Women of color are significantly less likely to breastfeed, contributing to racial disparities in health outcomes.

Another important concern is that women who initiate breastfeeding frequently stop after only a few weeks, often because they have to return to work and do not have a breastfeeding-friendly workplace. Physicians and other health care providers need accurate information about breastfeeding to promote it effectively among their patients and in their communities.

  • Promoting Breastfeeding in Minority Communities
  • Clinical presentation by Michal Young, MD, Neonatologist, Washington Hospital Center with Ruth Lawrence, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Rochester, and author of Breastfeeding: A Guide for the Medical Profession
  • Workplace Practices that Support Breastfeeding
  • Public Health Lecture by Mary Applegate, MD, MPH, Medical Director, Bureau of Women’s Health, New York State Department of Health

    Program includes video clips from “Breastfeeding and Returning to Work”

    After viewing the broadcast, participants will be able to:

    • List reasons for lower breastfeeding rates in minority communities
    • Describe strategies for promoting breastfeeding among women of color
    • List policies and practices that businesses can implement to promote successful breastfeeding among their employees

    Satellite broadcast originally aired August 5, 2004

    Major support for this program comes from the NYS Department of Health and the USDHHS Material and Child Health Bureau.

    This Educational Activity is presented by the School of Public Health Continuing Education, which has been approved as a provider of continuing education by the New York State Nurses Association’s Council on Continuing Education, which is accredited by the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. It has been approved for 2.0 contact hours and has been assigned approval code 5TLL8T-PRV-04-039.

    The School of Public Health, University at Albany, SUNY, is accredited by the Medical Society of the State of New York to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians. The School designates this educational activity for 1.0 Category One credits towards the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

    This activity is sponsored by the School of Public Health, University at Albany, SUNY, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for the CHES to receive 1.0 Category 1 CECH in health education.


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