Diversity in Lactation Consulting Scholarship

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Building the future workforce of culturally sensitive caregivers

In the U.S., the number of board-certified lactation consultants of color does not reflect the diversity of the perinatal population. We aim to make it easier for candidates who have been historically underrepresented in the field to join the profession and for more new parents to receive culturally sensitive care.

How it works

Pacify partners with health plans and public health organizations to build scholarship programs that:

  • Reach aspiring IBCLCs of color within the communities they serve;
  • Award scholarships to select applicants; and
  • Support applicants on their journey to become infant feeding experts.

Off to a great start, but a long way to go

To date, Pacify has awarded $14,000 in scholarships to aspiring IBCLCs in 11 states.

Help us build a more diverse lactation consulting workforce

Partner with Pacify to help aspiring candidates become board-certified lactation consultants.

Applications will open to candidates in the state of Ohio on June 1, 2022.  Check back in for new announcements about future opportunities!

If you'd like to prepare your application for upcoming scholarships, please keep in mind the requirements below.  Applicants will need to:

  • Satisfy requirements set forth by the International Board Certified Lactation Consultant Examiners.

  • If selected as one of the final candidates, complete a video interview with the Pacify team.