Informed Is Best: Health Information Resources to Support Breastfeeding Families
August is National Breastfeeding Month, providing an opportunity to educate and advocate on the health benefits of breastfeeding and the importance of community support to help families reach their breastfeeding goals. The national breastfeeding rates continue to rise in the United States, with 81% of babies starting out breastfed. However, parents can often face barriers related to access to evidence-based information, and unsupportive workplace or social environments. This contributes to a decrease in breastfeeding rates, with only about half of babies still being breastfed at 6 months old. In this webinar you will learn about quality information resources to help parents make informed decisions about their breastfeeding options, promotional materials for outreach and education, and resources for organizations to become more informed about providing a breastfeeding-friendly environment. Presenter: Christian I.J. Minter, Community Engagement & Health Literacy Librarian, University of Nebraska Medical Center.
Aug 23, 2017
2:00PM - 3:00PM CT
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, MidContinental Region (NNLM MCR) hosts a free bi-monthly webinar that features presentations on health information resources from the National Library of Medicine, and other reliable organizations. Presentations will include useful exercises for you to gain hands-on experience using the websites and databases. We offer 1 Medical Library Association Continuing Education credit per session (details are provided at the end of each session).
When: Held 4th Wednesday, Bimonthly, 1-2 pm MT / 2-3 pm CT