American Heart Association
National Wear Red Day is February 3, 2012. This is a day when women, men, companies, and organizations come together to increase awareness of women’s no. 1 killer – heart disease. The American Heart Association has developed a website with Wear Red Day resources. For more information, click here.
Army of Women
This year 280,000 women were diagnosed with breast cancer; 40,000 women died of the disease. This is the same number of women lost to breast cancer in 2005. The Army of Women is preparing to re-launch the Health of Women (HOW) Study – an online study of one million women. Researchers will follow women over time to look at new risk factors for breast cancer and will compare women with breast cancer to those without breast cancer. They will use new technology to explore the data for novel connections. No other organization is doing this kind of innovative work. For more information on Army of Women, click here.
International Lactation Consultants Association
Conference registration materials are available for the annual ILCA conference in Orlando, Florida, on July 25-29, 2012. For more information, click here.
ILCA has updated their advertising policy. To read the new policy, click here.
Texas Breastfeeding Summit
Hospital administrators, nursing staff, women’s services managers, lactation consultants, educators, physicians, dietitians, and all health professionals who influence early care and interventions of the breastfeeding family are invited to attend the Texas Breastfeeding Summit on February 18, 2012, in San Antonio, Texas. The topic of the conference is improving exclusive breastfeeding rates in the hospital setting. For more information, click here.
US Breastfeeding Committee
The Exhibitor and Marketing Prospectus for the Fourth National Conference of State/Territorial/Tribal Breastfeeding Coalitions is now available. For more information, click here.
World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action
WABA has announced the theme for the 2012 World Breastfeeding Week – Understanding the Past – Planning the Future: Celebrating 10 years of WHO/UNICEF’s Global Strategy for Infant and Young Feeding. For more information, click here.