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Maternity Care & Infant Feeding in Indian Country


Thursday, May 1, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (MDT)

Maternity Care & Infant Feeding in Indian Country

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Remaining Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Pre-Conference Reception
A reception to honor IHS and tribal Baby-Friendly hospitals the evening before the conference, April 30th, 5 to 7 pm. The event is free to individuals working in American Indian and Alaska Native Health, and included in the standard registration cost.
19 Tickets Ended Free $0.00
Free Conference Registration
The conference is free to individuals working in American Indian and Alaska Native Health. If you have questions about your eligibility please email IndianCountryBreastfeeds@gmail.com.
32 Tickets Ended Free $0.00
Standard Registration
The standard registration ticket includes the cost of attending the pre-conference reception.
39 Tickets Ended $99.00 $3.47

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Event Details

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:

Gayle Dine’Chacon

MD; former Surgeon General, Navajo Nation;

Director, Center for Native American Health, University of New Mexico



Rafael Perez-Escamilla

PhD; Professor, Yale School of Public Health; Chair, Global Nutrition Council, American Society
for Nutrition

  • 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

For more information email: IndianCountryBreastfeeds@gmail.com

Have questions about Maternity Care & Infant Feeding in Indian Country? Contact AI/AN CHAMPS

When & Where

Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras Avenue Northwest
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Thursday, May 1, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (MDT)

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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!

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Maternity Care & Infant Feeding in Indian Country
Albuquerque, NM Events Conference

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