USLCA is proud to have Chapter organizations around the country help represent USLCA through local efforts. Chapters can find helpful links and resources provided below. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking for an existing Chapter in your area? Click here to view USLCA’s Chapter directory. No Chapter in your area? Click here for information on starting a new Chapter.
USLCA Chapter organizations receive a variety of annual benefits including:
Print Copy of Clinical Lactation for Chapter library
Chapters will be mailed a printed copy of USLCA’s journal Clinical Lactation each quarter. Please be sure to keep the mailing address in your Chapter profile current.
Chapters are able to order one free recorded webinar every membership year (January 1-December 31) to be shown at a chapter event. Chapters may select any available recorded webinar that offers up to two CERPs/contact hours. These CERPs/contact hours have already been approved by IBLCE and ANCC. You can order your annual free webinar here.
In addition to the one free webinar, Chapters may purchase webinars throughout the year at a rate of $5 per person per credit hour. You can order recorded webinars for Chapters here.
Print Shop Credit for USLCA Materials
Chapters are granted a $300 credit every membership year to print USLCA materials. To log onto your Chapter Print Shop and view the list of publications available to print, please click here.
In addition to the $300 print credit, Chapters receive discounts on any additional printing orders placed through the Chapter Print Shop.
Free Advertising Opportunities through USLCA Newsletter and/or Social Media
Chapters have the opportunity to advertise in USLCA newsletters and submit specialized content for USLCA’s Facebook page. You can read more about this benefit here.
USLCA members who are also members of a USLCA chapter are given additional recognition as Elite members. A special “Elite Member” emblem can be found on the directory listings and membership cards of Elite members. Chapter members can join USLCA today to be recognized as an Elite member.
Additional Chapter Resources
Please see below for additional information that may be helpful to your Chapter:
Compiled from thoughtful feedback from current USLCA chapters, as well as official USLCA chapter policies, this Chapter FAQs document includes information for how to start a chapter, examples of common chapter documents, and best practice guidance and tips.
Chapter Profile/Directory Listing
For help creating or updating your Chapter profile, please refer to this online tutorial. When setting up your Chapter contacts, please keep in mind that only one primary contact will have access to update the Chapter profile. You are able to add additional Chapter contacts in your Chapter account. These additional contacts will have access to order Chapter webinars and submit quarterly Chapter reports, but they will not have access to change Chapter information.
As a method for USLCA to stay informed of your Chapter activities and events, we encourage all Chapters to submit quarterly reports. These reports are used to spotlight Chapters in USLCA’s monthly newsletter, and will be the basis for selecting our annual “Outstanding Chapter Award.” Reports are due April 30th, July 31st, October 31st, and January 31st. You can submit your quarterly chapter report here.
Quarterly Chapter Calls
Quarterly Chapter conference calls keep Chapters informed on USLCA-related news. The calls also provide the opportunity to share your Chapter’s accomplishments and concerns with other Chapters in the country. Chapter officers will be notified of upcoming quarter Chapter calls via email. Be sure your Chapter is represented on each and every call!
Quarterly Chapter Call Minutes
Archived minutes from previous quarter Chapter calls can be found here.