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BMBFA reveals "You Don't Know My Story"

February 12, 2015
While data is significant and valued, we also believe that it is important to listen to people's stories. True change occurs with valued relationships, trust and connectedness. Here at BMBFA, we believe in connecting with families on an intimate level. We also try to share our stories through...
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Community Transforming ROSEs provide peer breastfeeding support

February 12, 2015
Reaching Our Sisters Everywhere (ROSE) is a member network that was founded to address breastfeeding disparities among people of color nationwide through culturally competent training, education, advocacy, and support. With a focus on increasing breastfeeding initiation and duration rates, ROSE...
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Doula trainings creating a united front of support for infant feeding

February 12, 2015
Tell us about Ancient Song Doula Services (ASDS) and how it began. Ancient Song Doula Services began the Fall of 2008 after the birth of my first child at home with a midwife and a doula. In my own journey I realized that there wasn't enough information or services around primarily focused on women...
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Oregon-based ICTC grows midwives and doulas around the world

February 12, 2015
Tell us about ICTC and how it began. The International Center for Traditional Childbearing (ICTC) began in 1991 as the first national Black midwifery non-profit organization in the US. We began out of the need for Black midwives to have an organized voice on local, national and international issues...
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Awkward. Uncomfortable. Stumbling.

January 16, 2015
As a white woman who has lived almost my entire life in the South, conversations about race have never come easy to me. I grew up in east Tennessee in a very homogeneous community. With the exception of two families, all my classmates were white like me and the schools taught very little, if anything, about segregation or the Civil Rights Movement. My only personal connection to Dr. King was that my father and his brothers were deployed to Memphis with the Tennessee National Guard when Dr. King was murdered. To this day, confederate flags fly from hillsides and pickup trucks in the area where I was raised.
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A Poor People’s Campaign for a New Decade

January 19, 2015
The final fight of Dr. King's life was the Poor People's Campaign, a campaign to fight for economic justice and to alleviate poverty. We need to recommit ourselves to this fight!
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Medicaid & CHIP Participation Rates Show Continued Success of Efforts to Connect Kids with Coverage

May 15, 2014
Recently, CMS released 2012 rates of participation for children in Medicaid and CHIP. For the last few years, our friends at the Urban Institute have been calculating them.
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Niños en California son Elegibles para Medi-Cal Gratis Todo El Año – Vamos a Inscribirlos Hoy Día

May 12, 2014
To read in English, click here. El verano ya casi esta aquí y California Coverage & Health Initiatives (CCHI) y todos nuestros miembros del estado queremos ver a niños en California saludables, en donde viven y juegan. Los estudios demuestran que los niños con cobertura médica crecen mejor...
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Su propio regalo del Día de las Madres

May 12, 2014
¿Sabía usted que, aunque se ha cerrado la temporada de inscripción abierta para el seguro de salud, inscripción al Medicaid y el Programa de seguro médico para niños (CHIP, por sus siglas en inglés) ocurre durante todo el año? Buenas noticias para las mujeres embarazadas Estas son buenas noticias...
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Your Mother’s Day gift to you

May 12, 2014
Did you know that, even though open enrollment season for health insurance has closed, enrollment in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is open all-year round? Good news for pregnant moms This is good news for expectant moms who cannot afford coverage, since it means that...
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