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Conferences, Events, & Training Opportunities

CWA provides this chronological list of in-person workshops, online education, screenings, and conferences addressing a wide range of topics that promote healthy living and support the professional development of WIC employees and other public health professionals. If you have an event that you would like to post, please email Grace Harrelson at vgarcia@calwic.org. Please help our small staff by remembering to send any pertinent details and handouts that need to accompany your event posting.

2023 NYSBC Conference – The Clinical and Translational Science of Lactation: From Concept to Practice
Mar 27 all-day

A full-day virtual conference hosted by the NY Statewide Breastfeeding Coalition

More information: Conference Flyer

CHW Workforce Getting to Sustainability Series: Session 3 Final @ Zoom
Mar 30 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Perinatal Equity Conference @ Zoom
Apr 12 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

Hello Community Partners!

On behalf of the Santa Clara County Perinatal Equity Initiative, we are delighted to invite you to our virtual Perinatal Equity Conference on Wednesday, April 12, 2023, from 9:30am – 3:00pm. The illustrious list of speakers includes national experts in health equity for the perinatal population, with the goal of improving health outcomes for African Ancestry women and birthing people.

Register for the conference here: https://sccgov-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_w0ok2M65TuqDf8NWBcIqVg.

Please note: Registration is FREE and open to all who are interested in perinatal equity and systems change, and the content of our conference was curated with healthcare staff in mind. Registration closes at 8am PST on Friday, April 7th.

We will provide 3.5 hours of FREE Continuing Education Units (CE’s) for nurses. (Santa Clara County Public Health Nursing, Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 12849, for 3.5 contact hours)

Please email  PerinatalEquity@phd.sccgov.org with any general questions about the event. For questions regarding CE’s, please contact Pauline Del Rosario (Pauline.DelRosario@phd.sccgov.org)

To learn more about our program, visit our website, and check out our regional campaign, #DeliverBirthJustice.

Please contact Kamilah Davis Kamilah.Davis01@phd.sccgov.org for additional information.

Clink here for information on the events agenda: Final Perinatal Equity Conference 2023

2023 NWA Annual Education and Training Conference and Exhibits @ Town and Country Resort
May 1 @ 8:00 am – May 4 @ 5:00 pm

This hybrid conference will give you the opportunity network with an estimated 1,000 of your peers, and colleagues along with exhibitors who will provide WIC related products and services for participants. The conference will also offer an opportunity for attendees to hear from USDA officials and to dialogue on relevant updates and challenges that the program faces. The 2023 conference theme is: Riding the WIC Wave!

Registrants will choose from 30 virtual and in-person concurrent sessions and 4 virtual and in-person General Sessions that are sure to expand your professional skills and knowledgebase to equip you to handle any WIC challenge!

CMS Health Equity Conference @ Howard University’s Armour J. Blackburn University Center
Jun 7 @ 8:00 am – Jun 8 @ 4:00 pm

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will host its inaugural CMS Health Equity Conference on June 7-8th, 2023. The free conference will be held at Howard University’s Armour J. Blackburn University Center in Washington, D.C. for in-person participation as well as streamed virtually for online participation. The conference will convene leaders in health equity from federal agencies, health provider organizations, academia, community-based organizations, and others, both in person and virtually. Conference attendees will have the opportunity to hear from CMS’s leadership on recent developments and updates on CMS programs; up-to-date research on health equity; discuss promising practices and innovate solutions and collaborate on community engagement efforts.

Based on the CMS Framework for Health Equity 2022-2032, conference attendees will share research, ideas, and initiatives that are measurably reducing disparities in CMS programs and increasing equity for all.

Academics, researchers, community organizations, and others are encouraged to submit presentation proposals beginning on February 27th, 2023. Projects must be piloting or researching health equity solutions that align with the CMS Framework for Health Equity 2022-2032 priority areas. Key research findings and projects will be highlighted at the conference.

Information and guidelines for submitting proposals can be found on the conference website. We will also be hosting a webinar on submitting proposals on March 16th from 12-1pm EDT. Register for the webinar here.

Jul 25 – Jul 27 all-day
IABLE’s 5th Annual Hybrid Clinical Breastfeeding Medicine Conference @ McMenamins Conference Center
Sep 6 @ 8:00 am – Sep 8 @ 3:00 pm

IABLE’s 5th annual hybrid Clinical Breastfeeding Medicine Conference will be held in Portland, Oregon at the McMennamins Kennedy School Conference Center.

Our conference, as always, will be interactive with group learning in person and webinar on clinical breastfeeding medicine topics. The first day will be journal club, which was wildly successful at our 2022 conference. The second day will include ‘challenges in clinical breastfeeding medicine’ such as contraception counseling, low milk production, lactation among people with HIV, establishing a breastfeeding medicine practice, lactation among transgendered individuals, and more. Everyone will have the opportunity to participate! This conference is designed for anyone who is seeking social time with their breastfeeding medicine colleagues while gaining clinical skills via active learning.

Other Continuing Education Resources:

For Vaccine information see: Pregnancy & Vaccinations, Weaving a Safety Net (training video in partnership with UC San Diego and CDPH) and the PPT presentation for this training; Recommended websites for science-based vaccine information; Flu Shot Facts in English and Spanish.


For Breastfeeding Education Events throughout California, see California Breastfeeding Coalition’s Events Calendar

Pre-Recorded and Live Webinars: UC Davis Human Lactation Center

Lactation Conferences & Courses: Berkeley. Evergreen Perinatal Education

Racial Equity Webinar Series: US Breastfeeding Committee