About Us

SW Washington Healthy Families, formerly known as Clark County Breastfeeding Coalition, works collaboratively with community partners to implement policy, system and environmental changes to address structural or systemic barriers that lead to breast and chestfeeding disparities.  Our mission is to create an environment that supports breast/chestfeeding as the cultural norm for infant feeding.

Community partners meet quarterly to carry out the coalition’s strategic priorities. The coalition provides input and guidance that drives the strategic plan to address systemic solutions to community issues. We rely on a diverse network of community partners and stakeholders to inform and advance our work.

SWHF Strategy Map

Equity Statement

SW WA Healthy Families is committed to identify and eliminate barriers to breastfeeding among families of races and ethnicities in Clark County in order to foster a culture of inclusion.

Our Coalition Partners

  • Amerigroup Insurance
  • Birthright
  • Black Parent Initiative
  • Breastfeeding Coalition of Washington
  • Clark County Public Health
  • Community Health Plan of Washington
  • Coordinated Care Insurance
  • Doula My Soul
  • Legacy
  • Luna Lactation
  • Molina
  • Multnomah County  
  • Northwest Mother’s Milk Bank 
  • Nurse Family Partnership Program at Clark County Public Health
  • OHSU/PSU Lactation Consultation Program
  • Peacehealth
  • Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette
  • Providence Mother Baby Clinic
  • Sea Mar Maternity Support Services
  • Sea Mar WIC
  • Skamania Health Department
  • Washington Department of Health
  • Washington State University
  • YWCA Clark County

Meet Our Team Members

Yasmina Aknin

Yasmina Aknin

Healthy Communities Program Coordinator, Clark County Public Health

SW WA Healthy Families Planning Team Member

Position open

Tricia Pace

Tricia Pace

Lactation Promotion Supervisor, Sea Mar Community Health Centers (CHC)

SW WA Healthy Families Treasurer

Sydni Ruse Oliver

Sydni Ruse Oliver

Nursing Student

SW WA Healthy Families Social Media and Communications Intern

Malia Silverthorne

Malia Silverthorne

IBCLC, Nutrition Assistant Certifier I

SW WA Healthy Families Planning Team Member

Luke Trembley

Luke Trembley

WIC Coordinator, Clark County

SW WA Healthy Families Planning Team Member