Health—General & Rehabilitative

United States Breastfeeding Committee, Inc.

  • Chicago, IL
  • www.usbreastfeeding.org

Mission Statement

The mission of USBC is to improve the Nation's health by working collaboratively to protect, promote, and support breastfeeding.

service areas

National

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ruling year

2002

chief executive

Megan Renner

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Keywords

breastfeeding, breastfeed, maternal, child, children, infant, baby, mother, health, public health, family, workplace, hospital, maternity

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EIN

59-3674883

Also Known As

USBC

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (E01)

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IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

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Impact statement

Read about USBC's recent activities and accomplishments at:
http://www.usbreastfeeding.org/AboutUs/RecentActivitiesAccomplishments/tabid/63/Default.aspx
 
USBC has identified four goals in its strategic plan for 2009-2013:  Ensure that quality breastfeeding services are an essential component of health care for all families.
Reduce marketing that undermines optimal breastfeeding.
Ensure that women and their families in the workforce are supported in optimal breastfeeding.
Ensure that USBC is a sustainable and effective organization, funded, structured, and aligned to do its work.

Programs

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Program 1

Meetings: USBC hosts membership meetings twice a year, attended by 75+ individuals. Publications: USBC publishes various position statements and issue papers on breastfeeding-related topics, available for download at no cost to the public. Outreach: USBC maintains a public Web site at www.usbreastfeeding.org. USBC also conducts outreach via topical press releases sent to a list of national media outlets, as well as to USBC member organizations and the USBC's network of breastfeeding coalitions. Conferences: USBC hosts the National Conference of State/Territory Breastfeeding Coalitions, attended every other year by 275+ individuals from every U.S. state and territory. Coalitions Support: USBC manages a program of mini-grants to support the work of state/territory/tribal breastfeeding coalitions. USBC also maintains a directory of breastfeeding coalitions and an online collaboration forum for coalitions to share resources and best practices. Health Care Practices: This USBC committee works to assure access to comprehensive, current, and culturally appropriate lactation care and services for all women, children, and families. Media and Marketing: This USBC committee works to ensure that breastfeeding is recognized as the normal and preferred method of feeding infants and young children. Legislative and Policy: This USBC committee works to ensure that all federal, state, and local laws relating to child welfare and family law recognize and support the importance and practice of breastfeeding. Workplace Breastfeeding Support: This USBC Committee works to increase protection, promotion, and support for breastfeeding mothers in the work force.

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service areas

National

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@usbreastfeeding

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UNITED STATES BREASTFEEDING COMMITTEE INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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United States Breastfeeding Committee, Inc.

Leadership

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CHIEF EXECUTIVE FOR FISCAL YEAR

Megan Renner

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Robin W. Stanton MA, RD, LD

Association of State & Territorial Public Health Nutrition Directors

Term: Aug 2010 - Aug 2011

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