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Next WALC Meeting: 

September 18, 2020, 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

Join us for a Webinar via Zoom with WALC, Brown County Breastfeeding Coalition and Wisconsin Breastfeeding Coalition, welcoming Dr. Jasmine Zapata! Earn 2 CERPS

Combatting Racial Inequities in Infant Mortalities – Jasmine Zapata M.D., MPH Assistant Professor, UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health-Department of Pediatrics (Division of Neonatology and Newborn Nursery), Department of Population Health Sciences

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 help combat this public health and racial justice crisis.  

Webinar via Zoom Schedule 

10:00 to 12:00    Combatting Racial Inequities in Infant Mortality: A Personal and Professional Journey

12:00     WALC Business Meeting 


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

Registration Zapata Webinar Registration  Registrants will be notified of Zoom link 2 days before the event. 

CERPS: 2 R CERPs have been applied for to the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners.

Cost: No cost to all attendees

WALC welcomes new members!  Annual fee is $20.00 for membership from March through February, 2021. For information and to apply, go to, click on Membership tab. 

Upcoming Meetings
November 5 & 6, In Partnership with WALC, La Leche League of Wisconsin Continuing Education Event 2020, Kathleen Kendall-Tackett PhD, IBCLC, FAPN,  Kendall-Tackett Information and Registration    WALC members  can take a 25% discount at registration, look for the “Enter Promo Code” box at the top of the registration page before selecting your type of registration.  Enter Promo code WALC2020
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