Thursday, August 8, 2024
Online and Multnomah Arts Center Auditorium, 7688 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland
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12:30 pm to 4:00 pm

The JJ Way®: Reducing Disparities and Improving Birth Outcomes

Join our 3rd annual breastfeeding town hall with Jennie Joseph, expert midwife and health advocate who works to make childbirth safer for Black women and people of color.

She'll speak about The JJ Way®, a model she created to increase healthy pregnancies, deliveries and babies.

Come learn ways to strengthen the birthing and breastfeeding experience to ensure safe and positive birth outcomes for all.

This free event is hosted by Multnomah County WIC, REACH, and Healthy Birth Initiatives for World Breastfeeding Week to raise awareness about ways we can support lactating families.

Who Should Attend

Anyone with an interest in supporting pregnant and breastfeeding parents, including:

  • Community health workers
  • Doulas, midwives
  • Health care providers (lactation consultants, physicians, clinicians, dieticians)
  • Employers
  • Community, government and business community partners
  • State and local policy makers

CEUs have been applied for.


Attend in-person or on Zoom. Register by August 3. Sign up»

About the Speaker

Jennie Joseph is the founder and president of Commonsense Childbirth Inc. She is renowned for her dedication to ensuring that Black women and people of color remain safe and empowered inside broken and inequitable maternity health systems.

Jennie was named Time Magazine's Women of the Year in 2022 for her work to train healthcare providers and organizations on evidence-based birthing and breastfeeding practices to ensure positive birth outcomes for all families. More accomplishments»


Contact Sabrina Villemenay, or Angelica Canche,

2024 Breastfeeding/Chestfeeding Town Hall (20.37 MB)