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ShLanda Burton AdvCD(DONA), CDR-Eligible

ShLanda Burton

ShLanda Burton is the Founder and Executive Director of the National Birth Coalition 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, that works to dismantle medical bias and address systemic racism and inequities. We educate, empower, and teach advocacy to those that identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Culture (BIPOC). The National Birth Coalition practices restorative justice and heals communities with generations of oppression to birthing families with prematurity, low breastfeeding rates, high maternal morbidity, and high infant mortality rates, and other stressors. These efforts are continuous through multi-community collaborations, partnerships, and the education of individuals, groups, and large organizations. We assist with improving both birthing and nutrition outcomes. We believe the areas of birth, postpartum, breastfeeding, and infant and child nutrition-related education must be culturally competent, culturally- centered, and culturally- focused for our families to achieve optimal health and wellness.