Thursday, August 4, 2022
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11:30 am to 1:00 pm

Portrait of Nekisha Killings

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What You Don't Know CAN Hurt You & Your Patients:
The Role of Implicit Bias in Birth & Breastfeeding Support

Join us in a virtual town hall with equity strategist and maternal and child health advocate Nekisha Killings.

Nekisha will speak about breastfeeding in the Black and African American community, and offer strategies to promote breastfeeding in the workplace and our community. She will also share about infant safe sleep practices.

You’ll learn how to identify and dismantle your subconscious impressions and beliefs about patients, clients and families better provide empathic and impactful care.

This event is being hosted by Multnomah County WIC and REACH in recognition of World Breastfeeding Week (August 1-7). It aims to ignite awareness of the many ways we can all get involved in supporting lactating families in our community.

Free and open to the public.

Who Should Attend

Anyone with an interest in supporting lactating families, including:

  • Lactation consultants
  • Health care providers (clinicians, dieticians)
  • Employers
  • Community, government and business community partners
  • State and local policy makers

CEUs have been applied for.

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About the Speaker

Award-winning speaker Nekisha Killings is the founder of the Melanated Mammary Atlas, a diagnostic tool to help health professionals recognize breast conditions on brown and black skin. She works to dismantle bias across various sectors, and consults organizations on creating and implementing strategies to better support marginalized communities. 

Nekisha is a recent recipient of the U.S. Lactation Consultant Provider of Excellence Award.

More Information

Contact Sabrina Villemenay, sabrina.villemenay@multco.us or Cherish Wanter, cherish.wanter@multco.us

Breastfeeding Town Hall Flyer (2.49 MB)