North Central Breastfeeding Task Force
09/08/23 Meeting Agenda
- Intros/ Updates
-Summer Richards – Well Child Center WIC Program
-Tiffany – registered nurse and lactation advocate
- Legislative updates
- Community Health Assessment
1.What it is/ why it’s important
2. What data is needed
3. Next steps
- Baby Café
1. What it is?
-Free weekly drop-in breastfeeding clinic
-Staffed by IBCLC, CLC, PC- paid
-Same location weekly
2. How it could fill gaps
-Free support available to all
-Collects data: demographic, attendance, goals, outcomes
-Mentorship opportunities- approved by IBLCE- Pathway 1
-Recognized by NACCHO
3. How to start one
-$750 start up fee- training for staff
-Get funding (Average $11k/ year to run)
- 501c3 Status
-Access to funding opportunities
2. Who else?
-Edwardsville Region BF TF
-Board of directors- elected
-File for non-profit status
- Breastfeeding Friendly Business Program
New businesses in Naperville designated as breastfeeding friendly
- Other News
1. Please check out the website if you have not already: https://northcentralbreastfeedingtaskforce.com
2. Facebook: New Facebook page. Please follow and share. https://www.facebook.com/NCBTF
3. Mini talk: Margaret will try to find speakers to do a mini talk or update for each Task Force meeting moving forward. Please send any ideas or offers to speak to Margaret at email@example.com
4. Stories/ pictures: If your group has received a mini grant in the past, please share stories or pictures to be added to the website!
- Next meeting: October 13, 1pm
- Invite someone new to the next meeting.
- Reach out to hospitals to gather contact information for lactation consultants and invite them to participate.
- Contact Lake County home visiting programs and bring them back into the task force and discuss the possibility of shadowing a peer counselor.
- Send a sample letter to hospitals, customized with the contact person’s name, inviting them to join the task force.
- Reach out to Lake County peer counselors to
- Fill in the gaps in the data sheet, specifically the number of lactation consultants and the availability of prenatal classes and support groups in hospitals.
- Draft a letter to hospitals and OB managers to introduce the task force and request their participation.
- Follow up with the lawyer to gather information about forming a nonprofit organization.
- Schedule the other Baby Cafe and invite Decassing to the next meeting.
- Send a reminder email with the to-do list and tasks two weeks before the next meeting.
- Consider the role you would like to play on the board, including the possibility of being the treasurer.
- Research the process for incorporating and obtaining nonprofit status.