Diversity in Lactation Consulting Scholarship Recipient – Meet Rachelle

Pacify is thrilled to announce that we have awarded the Diversity in Lactation Consulting Scholarship to our winner in Washington, DC, Rachelle Wheatley! Read more about Rachelle and why she’s excited to become an IBCLC. Why I Want to Be an IBCLC WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO BECOME AN IBCLC? I wanted to become an IBCLC because I have felt the confusion …

Diversity in Lactation Consulting Scholarship Recipient – Meet Olivia

Pacify is thrilled to announce that we have awarded the Diversity in Lactation Consulting Scholarship to our winner in Illinois, Olivia Floyd! Read more about Olivia and why she’s excited to become an IBCLC. Why I Want to Be an IBCLC WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO BECOME AN IBCLC? When I began breastfeeding my son, I ran into some confidence issues and …

The future of telehealth: Why virtual care should be status quo for new parents

The COVID-19 pandemic supercharged the uptake of telehealth for all types of care including virtual lactation support. But telehealth is much more than a flash in the pan. In fact, evidence suggests that it should be part of the standard of care, especially for lactation support. This fall, Pacify’s Executive Director of Government and Public Health Programs Katelyn McAdams presented …

How Tech Enables the Future of Health

Earlier this month, Advantia Chief Medical Officer Dr. Meera Garcia spoke at a Washington Business Journal panel about the future of healthcare. In this clip, she references Pacify as a powerful tech-enabled platform that can reduce unnecessary ER visits, provide psychosocial support and improve access to care. Check it out to see her thoughts on how technology will help meet patients’ needs …

Diversity in Lactation Consulting Scholarship Recipient – Meet Siboney

Pacify is thrilled to announce that we have awarded the Diversity in Lactation Consulting Scholarship to our winner in New Mexico, Siboney Gallegos! Read more about Siboney and why she’s excited to become an IBCLC. Why I Want to Be an IBCLC WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO BECOME AN IBCLC? I value the skills and expertise that Lactation Consultants bring to something …

Insights from AHIP: Health equity is here to stay

Everyone from CMS administrators to state Medicaid plan managers to executives at major payers has health equity on the brain. That theme came across loud and clear at this year’s National Conference on Medicare, Medicaid & Dual Eligibles, presented by America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP). The virtual conference, which wrapped last week, provided attendees with a snapshot of key priorities …

Diversity in Lactation Consulting Scholarship Recipient – Meet Keshia

Pacify is thrilled to announce that we have awarded the Diversity in Lactation Consulting Scholarship to our winner in Tennessee, Keshia Miller!   Read more about Keshia and why she’s excited to become an IBCLC.Why I Want to Be an IBCLC What made you want to become an IBCLC? I love working with pediatric patients. Within the past few years my …

How Pacify Helps Families of Color

For the final post in Pacify’s Black Breastfeeding Week Series, IBCLC and Pacify provider Tonya Daniel and Chief Clinical Officer Melanie Silverman discuss how Pacify can help families of color. “Every time somebody calls is, to them, an emergency – we can’t erase their perception that this is critical…. Pacify solves that.  If I need some help, I can push …

How Can IBCLCs Support Women of Color?

The first step towards helping women of color who want to breastfeed is to ask them what they need. Though it may seem simple, this step is too often left out of traditional healthcare, explains Pacify provider and IBCLC Tonya Daniel.   She talks with Chief Clinical Officer Melanie Silverman about why new parents have different infant feeding needs, and how …