San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Pre-Conference Reception: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM (MDT)
Main Conference: Thursday, May 1, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (MDT)
Here are a few key pieces of information about our conference:
- The one day conference is a summit for health care professionals and the community on the past, present, and future of maternity care and infant feeding in Indian Country, focusing on promoting breastfeeding through the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative, community outreach, and compliance with the WHO Code.
- Keynote speakers include:
MD; former Surgeon General, Navajo Nation;
Director, Center for Native American Health, University of New Mexico
PhD; Professor, Yale School of Public Health; Chair, Global Nutrition Council, American Society
- The conference is free of charge to anyone whose employment relates to Native Americans and maternal child care/healthcare.
- THE APPLICATION PERIOD FOR ACCOMMODATION SCHOLARSHIPS IS NOW CLOSED-We are offering limited numbers of free hotel rooms on a first come, first served basis for the night of April 30. We encourage at least 2 people from each hospital/workplace to attend. If you agree to share a room with a colleague, this will allow us to accommodate more people (Rooms will be paid for by our conference sponsor, The Kellogg Foundation, a WHO Code compliant company).
- If you would like to book your own room at the Hyatt please call (888) 421-1442 and let them know you will be attending this conference hosted by Boston Medical Center. If needed, our official group code is "BIOM." In order to receive our reduced conference rate please book your room by March 31st .
- THE APPLICATION PERIOD FOR TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIPS IS NOW CLOSED-A very limited number of travel scholarships are also available. Please contact IndianCountryBreastfeedings@gmail.com if you are interested.
- The conference is sponsored by the Kellogg Foundation and held in collaboration with the United States Breastfeeding Committee
When & Where
AI/AN CHAMPS (American Indian/Alaska Native Communities and Hospitals Advancing Maternity Practices) is a breastfeeding-focused inititiative funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. AI/AN CHAMPS works with Tribal and Alaska Native hospitals in Alaska, Arizona, and Oklahoma and in collaboration with the Indian Health Service across the USA. Our mission is to help hospitals towards Baby-Friendly designation and to improve maternity care practices through work with both hospitals and the communities that surround them. For information about the CHAMPS Project, visit our website: champsbreastfeed.org!