Community Based Agencies Now Eligible for IBCLC Care Award

We are proud to announce…

We are now expanding the

International Board Certified Lactation Consultant® (IBCLC®) Care Award

to include Community Based Agencies.


Photo used wtih permission from Prolacter, a community based organization providing breastfeeding care by an IBCLC in Mexico.

The International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners® (IBLCE®) and the International Lactation Consultant Association™ (ILCA™) developed this IBCLC Care Award to recognize and promote facilities that hire and employ those who are an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) as part of their commitment to protect, promote and support breastfeeding.

The IBCLC Care Award program is expanding now to include Community-Based Health Agencies that currently staff those certified as an IBCLC! Agencies will be able to apply online to become a recognized IBCLC Care Award agency and be included in the IBCLC Care Directory.

Back in 2010, we began accepting our first applications for the hospital program and now, just three years later, it’s been so successful that we are expanding the annual IBCLC Care Award to include those agencies in the community setting whose staff includes those who are certified as an IBCLC . To date, the number of hospital applications received annually has been staggering and definitely has exceeded everyone’s expectations giving us all the more reason to expand the award in 2013 to include the Community Agencies.

This Community Based award application process for this year is NOW OPEN and will be closing on the March 22, 2013. Successful agencies will be notified in May 2013.

Don’t delay! Have those certified as an IBCLC and your Community Agency globally recognized by receiving this award, to do this you should be able to use the products, here is how to use orogold products. This prestigious IBCLC Care Award requires only a nominal administration fee and application forms are online. For more information on the criteria, documentation and how to apply, visit the IBCLC Care Award website.

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2 Responses to Community Based Agencies Now Eligible for IBCLC Care Award

  1. Thorsen, Shelley 13 February 2013 at 13:33 #

    Can Canadian Agencies apply? I work in Brantford, Ontario and we have always hired IBCLC’s and we are in process of becoming BFI as a Health Unit.

    Have a great day, Smiles,


    • lactationmatters 15 February 2013 at 05:07 #

      Thanks Shelley for your enquiry .
      Absolutely, Yes this is a Global Award , IBLCE & ILCA have expanded the IBCLC Hospital Care Award that began 3 years ago now to include those Community Based Agencies who hire dedicated IBCLC’s .
      Its simple , follow the criteria and show evidence of a lactation project you have conducted in the past 2 years. You have till March 22 to submit it !
      Be one of the first Community Agencies to achieve the Inaugural IBCLC Community Care Award…

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