19NE039 - MAHEC's Project ECHO®: Supporting Breastfeeding in High-Risk Situations (3-Part Video Teleconference Series)

Dec 31–Sep 26, 2019 Closed Allied Health Medicine Mental Health Nursing Public Health

19NE039 - MAHEC's Project ECHO®: Supporting Breastfeeding in High-Risk Situations (3-Part Video Teleconference Series)


Project ECHO® is a lifelong learning and guided practice model that revolutionizes medical education to provide best-practice specialty care and reduce health disparities. ECHO is led by an expert team that uses multi-point videoconferencing to conduct virtual learning sessions comprised of a short didactic followed by case presentations provided by the participants.

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Rural healthcare professionals attending Breastfeeding Basics and Problem-Solving have identified the need for a training focused on breastfeeding in high-risk situations. Data indicates that women in Western North Carolina are initiating breastfeeding, but are not meeting the duration goals set by Healthy People 2020 and are often stopping breastfeeding due to lack of support and misinformation related to breastfeeding. The healthcare professional in rural settings is often the sole source of support for breastfeeding women and needs more in depth breastfeeding knowledge related to breastfeeding in high-risk situations. The goal of MAHEC's Project ECHO: Supporting Breastfeeding in High-Risk Situations is to provide evidence-based information on breastfeeding with diabetes, obesity, and medication-assisted treatment.

***Funding for this training has been provided through the Region 1 Lactation Training Center.


*Thursdays 10-11am | Must login at 9:50 am for attendance
1March 28Diabetes in Breastfeeding Women
2June 27Obesity in Breastfeeding Women
3September 26Medication-Assisted Treatment and Breastfeeding Women

Target Audience

Physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, case managers, behavioral health professionals and other professionals interested in this subject.


Upon completion of this video teleconferencing series on breastfeeding in high-risk situations, participants will be able to:

  • To increase evidence-based breastfeeding support for high risk situations such as Diabetes, Obesity, and Medication Assisted Treatment
  • To decrease the need for breastfeeding women with high risk concerns to travel long distances for breastfeeding support


  • Georganna Cogburn, MSHE, RD, LDN, IBCLC, RLC


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