This annual award is presented on behalf of the Ventura County Board of Supervisors, the Community Commission for Ventura County and the Partnership for a Healthy Ventura County. BCVC was recognized for its contributions in the area of Health Care. Watch the video to learn more and meet some of the members of our board.
To Clip or Not to Clip & Using the Hazelbaker Assessment Tool for Lingual Frenulum Function
Exclusive Breastfeeding in the Latino Community
Updated Breastfeeding Resource Directory
Our Breastfeeding Resource Directory has been updated and is now available here! Our vision is that it be widely distributed and available at public and private venues. Permission is granted to photocopy, share and distribute. A limited number of printed copies can be made available upon request. Please check back for the updated Spanish version coming soon.
The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding
On January 20, 2011, Surgeon General Regina M. Benjamin released The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding in the Jack Morton Auditorium at The George Washington University.
The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding outlines steps that can be taken to remove some of the obstacles faced by women who want to breastfeed their babies.
The Breastfeeding Coalition of Ventura County works to establish breastfeeding as the cultural norm and to promote maternal and child health through breastfeeding education, support and outreach in Ventura County. The Coalition's intiatives include:
The Awards Committee coordinates the Annual Breastfeeding Friendly Awards, which are given to businesses, not-for-profit organizations, licensed childcare provders and physicians located within Ventura County in recognition of outstanding promotion, advocacy and support of breastfeeding.
The coalition provides advocacy and education to health care providers, policy makers and the community at large.
First Quarter 2010 (January-March)
Certified Lactation Education Counselor (CLEC)/ UCSD extension course provided 38 new lactation counselors to the community.
Second Quarter (April-June)
To create and provide promotional breastfeeding materials to locations where pregnant and breastfeeding families gather.
Third and Fourth Quarters (July-December)
To create educational seminars aimed at health care professionals to guide them in recognizing problems and referring to appropriate resources in the community.
Through community outreach and promotion, the coalition strives to increase awareness of the benefits of breastfeeding, as well as availability of breastfeeding support resources for mothers and their families, health care professionals, employers, childcare providers and anyone involved in the support of breastfeeding mothers and their babies.