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    Affordable Care Act: More Care for Women

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Jul 10, 2012 4:22:44 PM

    The recently upheld Affordable Care Act (ACA) marks a monumental shift in heath coverage in the United States. In addition to helping the uninsured and young adults, it requires more coverage for women’s preventative care services. According to Lois Uttley, co-founder of Raising Women’s Voices:

    “In an historic advance, all new health insurance plans will be required to cover key women’s preventive services without charging us co-pays. Newly-covered services will include contraception, breastfeeding supports (including rental of breast pumps), annual well-woman exams, and screening for gestational diabetes, domestic violence, and sexual transmitted diseases.”

    Ten Steps to Successful BreastfeedingJones & Bartlett Learning is committed to providing the best care for women across the lifespan. Created specifically to support the implementation of the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative in the United States, Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding is an essential course for educating staff to promote successful breastfeeding. Structured in 5 modules, this online course earns 24.4 CEUs for nurses and 24.4 L-CERPs for lactation consultants, which can be completed 24-hours a day. Interspersed throughout are new assessments that measure understanding of the subject matter. After completing the course, users can print out a completion transcript that certifies the earned CEUs. For more information and to preview the course, visit

    Topics: ceu, l-cerp, ACA, Affordable Care Act, baby-friendly, breastfeeding, continuing education unit, lactation, lactation consultant, world health organization, lactation, breastfeeding, wellstart international, Women's Health

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