LACTATION CONSULTANT MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

This Uzazi Village program is open to candidates who choose to serve in Communities of Color. Candidates may be pursuing Pathways 1, 2, and 3, reside in the Kansas City metropolitan area, or be willing to temporarily relocate. Students must be willing to serve at least 2 eight hour shifts per month in our breastfeeding clinic and may include clinic visits, home visits, and shifts with our hospital partner, Truman Medical Centers. Students are also able to utilize other clinical settings, in addition to our program, to complete their hours.

 

The purpose of this program is to:

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Increase the numbers of Lactation Consultants of Color serving the metropolitan area

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Improve and increase access to pathways for individuals who want to become International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) and who wish to serve women in the urban core

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Utilize the expertise of seasoned IBCLCs and offer them an opportunity to reproduce themselves in students of color

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Improve breastfeeding initiation and duration in previously divested communities of color who have had historically limited access to lactation professionals

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Decrease infant mortality and morbidity rates, as they are impacted by breastfeeding

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Create culturally congruent breastfeeding professionals to inform, support, educate, advocate, and protect

Other requirements:

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 Agree to Uzazi’s Code of Conduct

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Attend a volunteer training session

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Complete the assigned readings

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Abide by our Breastfeeding Clinic’s policies

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Complete an interview

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Fill out an application and a worksheet

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Obtain malpractice insurance

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Complete a Federal Background Check ($11)

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Pay mentorship fees

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Meet requirements for clinic sites (ex. flu shot)

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Participate in optional Uzazi professional education

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Obtain a BLS or CPR card

Contact us for more information or to apply for the Lactation program

4232 Troost Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64110  •  (816) 541-3718