Culturally-Based Engagement & Support for Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander Families
Live Webinar Celebrating
Asian American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander Breastfeeding Week
Amber K.E. Granite, IBC, GPCE
Aloha mai kākou. My name is Amber Kapuamakamaeokalani Estelle Granite. I am from Kailua, O’ahu, I have 4 children, ages 7-15. I started my work in breastfeeding as a WIC breastfeeding peer counselor at the Waimānalo Health Center. Sharing and listening to WIC stories has taught me so much about what our local families need to be a thriving community. I am currently a WIC Breastfeeding Coordinator and CPA. I became an Indigenous Breastfeeding Counselor (IBC) after helping to coordinate the IBC training with the Breastfeeding Hawaii Coalition, where I now serve as Board President. This was a 5-day, intensive, native lactation training course and together with our trainers, we awarded 32 women the title of IBC, Indigenous Breastfeeding Counselor. I am also working on my Master’s in Public Health at the University of Hawai’i with a focus on Native Hawaiian and Indigenous Health working to perpetuate culturally-grounded nutrition and breastfeeding education and promotion with an emphasis on integrating Native Hawaiian cultural practices and values.
Target Audience: Advocates, CLE / CLES / CLECs, Community Members, Doulas, IBCLCs, Midwives, Occupational Therapists, PA/NPs, Peer Counselors, Physicians, Public Health Practitioners, Registered Dietitians, Registered Nurse (RN)s, Ot
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