Birth Equity Leadership Academy (BELA) – Public Meetings and Webinars

Past BELA Webinar Recordings

Demystifying the IBCLC Requirements

Presented by Saray Hill from the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE), on April 15, 2019. Thank you to Reaching Our Sisters Everywhere (ROSE) for collaborating to offer this webinar.

Grant Writing and Funding

Presented by Dalvery Blackwell, IBCLC, Executive Director and Co-founder of the African American Breastfeeding Network (AABN) and Molly Chappell-McPhail, LMSW, CD (DONA), Executive Director of BirthMatters, on 03/06/2019

Want More Impact? Make Strategic Communications Your BFF

Presented by Naomi Abraham and Debayani Kar, Communications/story strategists and co-founders of Resonance, on 2/13/2019

2018 Latina Maternal and Child Health Review

Presented by BELA Mentor Diana Derige, DrPh, Urban Strategies’ National Director for Health Initiatives, on 11/7/2018

Using Community Organizing & Culturally Responsive Evaluation as Collaborative Tools for Change

Presented by BELA Evaluation Consultant Nicole Clark on 10/03/2018

Making Social Media Work for You

Presented by BELA Mentor Shayla Lawrence on 8/29/2018

BELA Stories

BELA Leader Reflection By Tyra Gross, PhD, MPH

This month, BELA leader Tyra T. Gross, PhD, MPH, shares with us how HC One’s Birth Equity and Leadership Academy (BELA) has impacted her as a researcher and advocate. “I was attracted to BELA first because I trust and admire the community work that HealthConnect One does and secondly because of the opportunity to have

Supporting My Community as a CLC

Breastfeeding in L.A.

Recuperando Tradiciones de Parto Latinas

–> In English <– ¡Hola! ¡Soy Cassie, madre mexicana y Doula de la ciudad de Chicago! Tengo un niño aventurero al que siempre mantengo cerquita de mí. Somos inseparables y nuestro vínculo floreció inmediatamente al nacer. Aquí les comparto un poco sobre nuestro recorrido juntos… Soy tan determinada como mi chiquito, cuando decidí que quería

Reclaiming Latinx Birth Traditions

–> En Español <– Hi! I’m Cassie, a Mexican mom and doula from Chicago! I have one adventurous toddler I keep close to me. We are inseparable, and our bond came right away. Here’s a little bit about our journey together… I am as determined as my toddler. When I decided I wanted to have an

BELA Community Project Awards

We are thrilled to announce the 2018-2019 Community Project Awards made through our Birth Equity Leadership Academy (BELA)TM and supported by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation! These awards provide financial assistance and technical support for the following BELATM community leaders’ initiatives and projects: Delmar Bauta Delmar Bauta is a disabled, afro-latinx, queer, non-binary transgender birthworker, advocating