Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies: Preparedness Systems for Communities to Keep Babies Safe
Date & Time: Nov 2, 2023 02:00 AM in Taipei
Join the U.S. Breastfeeding Committee (USBC) and the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) on November 1, 2023, from 2:00 – 3:30 pm ET for the Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies: Preparedness Systems for Communities to Keep Our Babies Safe webinar. This session will provide an overview of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) infant and young child feeding in emergencies (IYCF-E) toolkit, share current research exploring personal experiences and disaster-related factors that influence breastfeeding, describe how NACCHO has supported communities in emergency preparedness for maternal and child population. Participants will also learn about how Jefferson County Health Department partnered with their Medical Reserve Corps unit and with community members to integrate pregnant people, families, and infants into Emergency Preparedness Planning. Participants will be able to: (1) Demonstrate one tool for incorporating IYCF-E trainings in preparedness; (2) List at least two considerations when including maternal child populations in county preparedness plans, and (3) Identify at least two key partnerships in starting or expanding IYCF-E in their community.