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United States Breastfeeding Committee, Inc.

  • Chicago, IL
  • www.usbreastfeeding.org

Mission Statement

The mission of USBC is to drive collaborative efforts for policy and practices that create a landscape of breastfeeding support across the United States.

Main Programs

  1. Program 1
  2. Collaboration/Collective Impact
Service Areas

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National

USBC conducts advocacy and outreach on the national level, and provides resources and support to a network of breastfeeding coalitions in all 50 states.

ruling year

2002

Executive Director since 2004

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Megan Renner

Keywords

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

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EIN

59-3674883

 Number

3947808395

Also Known As

USBC

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (E01)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (K01)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (J01)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

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Overview

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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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Program 2

Collaboration/Collective Impact

Build, sustain, and support national, state, and local/community coalitions to generate collective action to implement policy and practice changes needed to increase breastfeeding rates and eliminate disparities.

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Service Areas

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National

USBC conducts advocacy and outreach on the national level, and provides resources and support to a network of breastfeeding coalitions in all 50 states.

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United States Breastfeeding Committee Inc
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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United States Breastfeeding Committee, Inc.

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Executive Director

Megan Renner

BIO

Megan has been working with the United States Breastfeeding Committee since 2004. She previously served as Executive Director of the Institute of Management Consultants USA and the Museum Trustee Association, and as Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer of Lamaze International. Megan has held volunteer leadership positions in a variety of organizations, including serving on the Board of Directors of the Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church (Maryland), and as Treasurer and fundraising chair for the Abraham Lincoln Unitarian Universalist Congregation (Illinois). Megan holds a Bachelors Degree in Government and International Studies from the University of Notre Dame, as well as a Nonprofit Executive Certificate from the University's Mendoza College of Business.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Jeannette Crenshaw

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