Have healthcare providers let mothers down? Photo courtesy of ABC TV It’s hard not to sympathize with Audrey’s (“Aud”) character in The LetDown played by actress and director, Alison Bell. She’s raw, authentic, and the challenges she faces as a new mother are so appreciable that, as a viewer, you feel as if you should […]
Whether or not a baby is breastfeeding at 6-months can greatly reduce risk of asthma, ear infection, diarrhea, as well as diabetes. However, a recent CDC report showed only 64% of black women are initiating breastfeeding compared to 81.5% of white, non-Hispanic and 81.9% of Hispanic women. (Photo: from 2010, rates have since changed. U.S. […]
We submitted our proposal to incorporate breastfeeding training into the medical and nursing education in the United States to the AMA Healthier Nation Innovation Challenge competition! We would LOVE to hear what you have to say about our work–there is an interactive feedback opportunity embedded in the AMA Healthier Nation Challenge Website.
We are honored to have won $2500 in the 2016 BigIdeas Berkeley Competition in the Global Health Category. We got to participate in a round table discussion with Dr. Ticora Jones, Division Chief, Higher Education Solutions Network, Global Development Lab at USAID. She asked us an important question, “How will you teach empathy to your health […]