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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 fill out this form. If you have an additional flier or handout, please email Grace at CWA so she can add that prior to publishing your event listing.

Congressional Briefing and National Webinar: Pain in the Nation: The Epidemics of Alcohol, Drug, and Suicide Deaths
Jul 14 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

The report is the latest in a series of reports tracking the nation’s deaths of despair crisis. Deaths associated with alcohol, drugs, and suicide took the lives of 186,763 Americans in 2020, a 20 percent one year increase in the combined death rate and the highest number of substance misuse deaths ever recorded for a single year. While alcohol, drug, and suicide deaths have been increasing for decades, the 2020 increase was unprecedented and driven by a 30 percent increase in the rate of drug-induced deaths and a 27 percent increase in the rate of alcohol-induced deaths. Please join us as we discuss steps policymakers should take to begin to reverse these crises. The briefing will include time for Q&A from the audience.


Black Maternal Health Conference and Training Institute
Sep 17 @ 12:00 am – Sep 18 @ 6:00 pm

BMHC22 is targeted to care providers, researchers, advocates, public health professionals, and Black Mamas who are working to advance maternal, birth, and reproductive justice, and those who are interested in learning more about how to work towards health equity using the reproductive justice and birth justice frameworks. BMHC22 is open to anyone who is invested in the health and longevity of Black Mamas, and Black innovators in health who serve our communities! This year’s conference will be hybrid (virtual and in-person) and will offer a national space for learning, rich discussions, and mobilization to transform Black Maternal Health, rights, and justice. We need a place to be in community together, to vision and dream, and to celebrate each other.

2022 MOM Congress Event- Moving Mountains Together
Sep 18 @ 8:27 pm – Sep 20 @ 9:27 pm

Mom Congress is both a movement and a moment, advocating for supportive motherhood in the U.S.

Join us for the Mom Congress “Moment” this September in DC. This convening brings mothers and other advocates together to learn, receive issue and advocacy training, be inspired by influential leaders, connect with others, and advocate for change on Capitol Hill. Since its inaugural event in DC in 2017, the Mom Congress “moment” has grown to a robust three-day training, networking, and advocacy event, uniting mothers and those who support them, from around the country to raise awareness and advocate for policies that will lift all moms. This membership organization is addressing the most pressing policy issues of motherhood including what we call the “motherload” (the stress that U.S. mothers carry, at higher rates than other developed countries).

31st Annual CACFP Conference @ Hyatt Regency
Oct 17 @ 8:00 am – Oct 19 @ 8:00 am

With this year’s 31st Annual CACFP Conference, we are reconnecting and recharging. It’s a safe and fun space for our CACFP community to come together, after such a long time apart. We will focus on our work, our passion, our commitment to serving others, and our own growth and wellbeing. We hope you will join us to reconnect and recharge. Back in person for the first time in nearly three years, the Annual CACFP Conference will provide content that meets the needs of the moment, creates space for necessary dialogue, and offers relevant training that supports the CACFP community.

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

Culturally Proficient Professional, Reflective Supervision, and other Strengthening Families Training: Strategies 2.0

Lactation Conferences & Courses: Berkeley. Evergreen Perinatal Education

Lactation Educator Counselor & other courses: UC San Diego Extension

Racial Equity Webinar Series: US Breastfeeding Committee