Advocacy & Action
Use Your Voice!
Tapping Powerful Resources in the Southwest
Are you Registered to Vote?
“Voting is our right, our voice and our opportunity to elect officials in office. Voting gives me an opportunity to fight for my parents’ rights and their struggle.” ~ Maria Briseno, Breastfeeding Peer Counselor (IL) “After George Zimmerman was found “not guilty” in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, many parents like me realized that
- September 27, 2016
by Milkah Jackson Flat on her back Legs spread far apart she lays And no matter how uncomfortable Still and fearful she humbly obeys I cannot even begin to tell you the numerous occasions I’ve seen this The countless times this image has played in my head Back and forth…forth and back But somehow this
Shared Voices for Equity in Birth and Breastfeeding
Last month, HealthConnect One hosted a National Action Summit to explore birth equity – and many other topics. We asked participants what stood out to them about this gathering: “The real commitment to reflecting on and improving community based models of care was so refreshing and inspiring,” said Kayla Harvey Nasca. “How comfortable the group was,” offered another
Where do I see inequities in birth and breastfeeding?
Advocacy: Breaking it Down
Before our team hopped on a plane for Power of Community Day in Washington, DC earlier this month, we asked Advocacy Consultant Anne Warden for a few tips to share with advocates visiting legislative staff on Capitol Hill or reaching out to legislators at home. Here’s what she said. The average congressional district has 700K residents. Stand out
- March 18, 2015
Peer Counselor Perspective on Breastfeeding and Skin to Skin
Every year, we visit Capitol Hill to share stories of birth and health and support with our legislators – stories like the one that follows. But these stories don’t need to be shared only on Capitol Hill. They need to be shared in our home districts, too. So today, we are calling for a coordinated
One Word for 2015
We asked our friends and allies on Facebook and Twitter . . . What ONE WORD will you choose to guide your work in 2015? … the words we’ve heard so far …
- January 16, 2015
#MapYourJourney . . . Tytina
Thank you for the opportunity to go and advocate for Healthy Start funding. As a result, myself and my bff and sister Maria Briseno now have new positions as community breastfeeding educators. I am leaving my position at WIC but I will remain active as I have for the last 14 years with moms, babies, and