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USLCA in Action!
-February-

This Issue At A Glance

Board in Action | Advocacy in Action Education in Action
Members in Action
 | Chapters in Action

Board in Action

Board Member Vote


Click here to read more about Stacy & Petra and cast your vote!
Cast your vote by March 11, 2020

Annual Awards


Now is the time to nominate yourself or a colleague to be recognized for outstanding contributions in our field. IBCLCs are doing great work every day and USLCA values the opportunity to highlight this devotion.

Click here to learn more about USLCA’s annual awards and nomination criteria.


 
Submit Nomination

2020 Strategic Goals

As a part of the annual update to USLCA's Strategic Plan, the board comprised a list of strategies to help guide the organization and communicate our focus areas with our members and the lactation profession. 

Click here to review USLCA's 2020 Strategic Goals
Advocacy in Action

USLCA Launches Advocacy Commmitee


USLCA is excited to launch and begin recruitment for members of our advocacy committee.  Are you interested in legislation? Have experience in policy initiatives? Learn more here
Education in Action

Educational Needs Assessment

Your opinion matters! When planning our conferences, webinars, and regional workshops, we use this survey to select topics that are most relevant to our members. This short 5-10 minute survey is your opportunity to ensure that your professional association meets your needs!  
Survey

Webinars!

Have you checked out our upcoming live webinars?!
Don't miss out, register today
Supporting Induced Lactation: Addressing Common Challenges Facing the Lactation Professional 
Alyssa Schnell, MS, IBCLC 
March 2nd at 12pm ET | 1 L CERP/CNE

Feisty or Calm: Understanding How Temperament Impacts Breastfeeding 
Andrea Herron, RN, MN, CPNP, IBCLC 
March 10th at 6:30pm ET | 1 L CERP/CNE

Breast Cancer and Breastfeeding
Katrina Mitchell, MD, IBCLC
March 13th at 4:00pm ET | 1 L CERP/CNE

Plastic Surgery and Breastfeeding
Katrina Mitchell, MD, IBCLC 
April 3rd at 4:00pm ET | 1 L CERP/CNE

Centered Care: Embodying Qualities Central to Relationship-Centered, Equitable, and Trauma, Sensitive Care
Karen Laing, IBCLC, AMT 
June 17th at 3:30pm ET | 2 E CERPs/CNEs
Register Today!
Can't attend the live webinar?
Pre-order the recording today! 
Are you an Enhanced member? Register for LIVE webinars for free! Join or renew at the Enhanced level for immediate access to this unique benefit!

2020 Regional Workshops

        
USLCA is excited to announce Breastfeeding Today: An Inclusive and Modern Approach to Clinical Lactation Care in cities across the nation. Registration is now open for this one-day workshop!
Register Now!
New free webinars now available for Standard and Enhanced members. Don't forget to access your next 2 free quarterly webinars by March 31, 2020!  This quarter's webinars are Abuse, Bias, and Childbirth: How Women in Appalachia are Considered Second Class and Business Basics: Starting and Sustaining Your Practice
Order Now
Members in Action

USLCA has exciting things planned for IBCLC Day 2020! Watch for details next week!

New Membership Structure
Now Available!

Is your renewal coming up? Take a moment to check out USLCA's new membership options to make the most out of your member benefits! 

Join or Renew

Find an IBCLC Directory

One of the most important member benefits we offer is the ability to create a listing in our US-based Find An IBCLC Directory.  This listing helps potential clients and employers find you.  You can brand your listing with your own logo, include a photo if you choose, and offer as much information as you like. View our short tutorial for a guide to customizing your profile.  

We invite you to share this link to the directory everywhere, including on your social media accounts, so that families and potential clients know how to find a US-based IBCLC!  

Next Clinical Lactation Now Available!

Digital subscribers can now access Clinical Lactation 11-1 online, https://uslca.org/clinical-lactation. Those receiving a hard copy, watch your mailbox to receive your copy soon!

Join or renew today for immediate digital access.

February Member Deals

Be sure to check out the member discounts currently being offered through our Affinity Program

Chapters in Action

Chapter Spotlight

Florida Lactation Consultant Association


We love highlighting the activities of our amazing USLCA chapters!  This month, we’re excited to share information from the Florida Lactation Consultant Association (FLCA).  

FLCA’s mission is to build and sustain a statewide association that advocates for lactation professionals. The chapter is dedicated to creating a climate among health professionals, parents, and the general population which promotes, supports, and protects breastfeeding as the optimum method of infant feeding. 

FLCA encourages collaborative work among its members and other maternal-child health care professionals. They support and encourage professional growth of our members and all those working with breastfeeding women and children throughout the state of Florida. 

The chapter meets quarterly, and in the even years they present a conference. Their quarterly meetings include a business meeting in the morning, followed by lunch with a time for networking and end the day with an education presentation providing 2 CERPS. Both the meeting and the education presentation are available live via Go to Webinar. CERPS are an included benefit to the chapter members. Non-members pay $20 for 2 CERPS. Meetings are held in Orlando at Orlando Regional Medical Center.  

Chapter Highlights from 2019 include: 

  • 4 members received scholarships to help pay for the cost of their recertification.  
  • 14 members received grants to use in their workspace for World Breastfeeding Week activities 
  • 1 member received a grant for outreach efforts regarding assistance with breastfeeding 
  • Text messaging system in place for important notices to members 

 

FLCA’s 2020 Conference 

7 CERPs/CEUs applied for. 

For more information and to register, please click here

Want to see your chapter highlighted here in USLCA’s newsletter?  Be sure to submit your chapter report each quarter. Chapter reports are also used to select the recipient of USLCA’s annual Outstanding Chapter award!  

Chapter Renewals

A huge thank you to all the chapters who have already renewed for 2020! If your chapter has any questions about its renewal status, or if you need help submitting your Annual Dues or Annual Chapter Agreement, please contact the office.  

Chapter Benefit Highlight 

Print Shop Credit for USLCA Materials 

Each calendar year, USLCA chapters are granted a $300 credit to print USLCA materials. Be sure to take advantage of this benefit in 2020! To log onto your Chapter Print Shop and view the list of publications available to print, please click here

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