upcoming events

The Region's Health and Health Care Systems: Communities Achieving Excellence and Moving Upstream - Friday, January 24, 2020

Friday, January 24, 2020 8:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Lunch included)

Ott Auditorium • Regional Education Center
Saginaw Valley State University
Simulcast at Central Michigan University & Kirtland Health Sciences Center, Grayling

Confirmed Speakers to date:

Rishi Manchanda, M.D., MPH;
President and CEO, HealthBegins

Brian C. Castrucci, MA, DrPH
President and CEO, de Beaumont Foundation

Region 5 Perinatal Quality Collaborative Lunch and Learn: Michigan Breastfeeding Network

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26th, 2019 | 11:00AM to 12:30pm

LOCATION: Mid Michigan College
2600 S Summerton Rd Doan 136 Lecture Hall, Mt Pleasant, MI 48858

Shannon McKenney Shubert, MPH | Executive Director

Shannon is passionate about serving alongside families and lactation supporters, who give everything they can, doing their best for each child, while navigating systems that undervalue mothers and their breast milk. These families and their supporters fuel her desire to dismantle structural roadblocks and cultivate new systems that put breastfeeding success within reach, without the extraordinary privilege and sacrifices currently required. She has served as a breastfeeding educator, trainer, policy advocate, local coalition leader, emerging program developer, and representative to USBC for the midwest region. She joined the MIBFN team as Project Manager in 2015 and became Executive Director in 2018. Shannon, her husband, and two children usually spend their weekends making art projects, playing with their dogs, and enjoying time with friends.


Importance of breastfeeding initiation and continuation

Importance of supporting breastfeeding in the workplace

Need for Providers to support breastfeeding

Who should attend

Maternal and infant health providers, faith-based organizations, health plans, school districts, health departments, health systems, behavioral health providers and community members.

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