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Next WALC Meeting and Program: 

May 7, 2020 – Cancelled on 3/26/2020 due to Covid-19 Pandemic 

We hope this finds you staying well and taking care during this difficult time. We are hopeful to be able to reschedule this event in the future. 

Combatting Racial Inequities in Infant Mortalities: A Personal and Professional Journey, Jasmine Zapata, MD, MPH

Jasmine Zapata, MD, MPH Assistant Professor, UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health-Department of Pediatrics (Division of Neonatology and Newborn Nursery), Department of Population Health Services

In this dynamic and interactive discussion, Dr. Zapata will share her personal journey as a mother of a critically ill premature infant, review current black infant mortality rates in WI, discuss root causes of inequities in maternal child health outcomes including race-based stress, and explore innovative areas of research and community-based initiatives aimed at reducing these inequities. Attendees will also have the opportunity to engage in authentic conversation with the presenter and fellow discussion participants as they reflect internally on what specific actions they can take to combat this public health and racial justice crisis.

Location:             Center for Childhood Safety, 2827 Ramada Way, Green Bay


9:30 to 10:00      Registration and Networking, Continental Breakfast

10:00 to 12:00    Combatting Racial Inequities in Infant Mortality, Jasmine Zapata

12:00 to 12:30    Lunch 

12:30                  WALC Business Meeting and Reports

Objectives – As a result of this educational session, learners will be able to:

  • Identify the leading cause of black infant mortality in Dane County
  • Outline the major health problems impacting infants born prematurely
  • Describe root causes to Dane County’s current racial inequities in infant mortality from a life course perspective
  • Describe initiatives to improve black maternal child health outcomes

CERPS: 2 R CERPS will be applied for to the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners.

Cost: CERPS free to WALC Members – if not a member of WALC, $20.00, see registration information. If staying for lunch and would like to order a lunch by Panera, $10.00, bring cash payment to the event.  Must indicate “request for lunch” when registering.

WALC welcomes new members!  Needing CERPS? Annual fee is $20.00 for membership. For information and to apply, click on the Membership tab. Application forms for membership will be available at the meeting.

To Register:  click on link here

Upcoming Meetings
September, 2020, location and topic to be determined, more information coming soon.
If interested in hosting, please contact Diane Oakland,, with topic and/or meeting location suggestions.