Distance education brings together students and instructors separated by geographical distance. The CHTC's Distance Learning Program provides staff with the opportunity to participate in training experiences via the Internet within their local agency setting. Over one hundred twenty-broadcasts and training videos have been developed and produced by the CHTC with topics selected by the Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS), Division of Community Health & Prevention. Instruction via satellite and webcast has proven to be a cost effective means of reaching a state wide and often nationwide audience. Within that framework, broadcasts provide learning opportunities using lecture, role play and panel discussions. Topics range from "Safety and Sobriety: Real Tools for Working with Women with Multiple Abuse Issues" to "Diabetes and Tobacco: A Harmful Combination."


"Breastfeeding Aides & Devices: Market Changes & Best-Practices for Lactation Professionals" presented on May 21, 2024

To register, please call Roberta @ 312.326.3000, ext. 3000

Registration closes on May 14, 2024

This presentation will Increase awareness of the growing market of breastfeeding devices and aides, and provide guidance on product evaluation and use to lactation professionals.

Viewing time for this presentation is 1 hour.


Quiz: None

**Slides are not to be shared or copied to other websites**

"Black Maternal Health Equity Course" presented on June 4 - 5, 2024

To register, click this link: REGISTRATION FORM

Registration closes on May 28,2024

The Black Maternal Health Equity course will situate health outcomes in a social context which will help to reaffirm the root causes of poor health outcomes. This course will be crucial in building the learner’s understanding of Black maternal health inequities and will provide tools to help learners operationalize key lessons and strategies that can be utilized in clinical and professional settings.

This course is being offered in four modules over two days with sessions beginning each day at 10AM and ending at 11:15 AM.


Quiz: Each module will have a quiz that must be passed in order to receive continuing education credit from SIU School of Medicine

**Slides are not to be shared or copied to other websites**

DateSatellite Teleconferences and Topics
06/04 - 06/05, 2024Black Maternal Health Equity Course
05/21/2024Breastfeeding Aids and Devices
04/17/2024The Fight Continues
11/28/2023Understanding the Mastitis Spectrum
9/19/2023Count the Kicks
07/14/2023Postpartum Prime Time: Compassionate Lactation Care Through a Mental Health Lens
05/04/2023 Wake Up Call: Protecting Infants from Sleep Related Death, Part 2
04/27/2023Wake Up Call: Protecting Infants from Sleep Related Death, Part 1
04/24 - 04/25, 20232023 WIC Symposium
02/07/2023How Comfortable are you doing Pump Fitting and Assessment?
09/06/2022All Those Breastfeeding Myths:  What Can We Do?
08/01/2022USDA Breastfeeding Curriculum Videos
07/21/2022WIC Health
06/07/2022I Don't Have Enough Milk:  Perception versus Reality
05/03/2022Those Amazing Human Milk Oligosaccharides!
04/19/2022Covid-19 Vaccines for Pregnant Persons & Children (webinar)
04/05/2022Navigating the Day Care Waters:  Assisting Breastfeeding Parents
03/17/2022Peer Counselor Enrichment
03/01/2022Baby Wearing; I Can Make Dinner
12/7/2021Practical Strategies for Managing Human Milk Supply:  Part 1: Preparing Parents to Lay the Foundation for Milk Supply
2/2/2021D-MER: What breastfeeding moms might not be telling you
7/7/2020Primetime: The First Hour
6/2/2020Why Do Mothers Supplement So Early?
3/3/2020The Use of Social Media to Support and Promote Breastfeeding
2/4/2020Breastfeeding and the Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Infant
11/5/2019Working with Parents Who Exclusively Pump
08/27/2019Celebrating Cultural Diversity Among Black Breastfeeding Families
07/09/2019Skin to Skin Care:  The First Step in Bonding
01/08/2019Milk Banking in the Prairie and Dairy States
12/04/2018Through the Microscope: A Closer Look at Human Milk
09/11/2018Birth Control and Breastfeeding
07/10/2018Watch Your Words:  The Power of the Spoken Word in Breastfeeding Success
02/06/2018Successfully Combining Breastfeeding with Work or School
11/07/2017The Proficient Pumper
10/03/2017Attachment Parenting for a Foundation for Successful Breastfeeding
09/05/2017Tools for Supplementing Breastfeeding
03/07/2017Making It Work:  Supporting Nursing Moms at Work
02/07/2017Breastfeeding:  It Matters
01/10/2017Helping Illinois Families Stay Enrolled in WIC:  Getting to Know WIC to 5
12/06/2016Cornerstone Employee Information & Security Access:  What A Program Coordinator Should Know 
11/1/2016The Breastfeeding Partner:  How Dads and Other Special People Make A Difference
10/04/2016Managing Your WIC Peer Counselor Team
09/13/2016Ramping Up Professional Support for WIC Moms
05/03/2016Everyone Wins with Summer Meals
04/05/2016Helping Moms Gain Confidence in their Milk Production
03/01/2016Preparing Moms for a Baby Friendly Experience
02/02/2016WIC Income Determination & Certification Form Documentation
01/05/2016Starting Solids with the Breastfed Baby:  A Common Sense Approach to Complementary Feeding
10/06/2015The Transfer Process in Illinois WIC
06/02/2015Baby Behavior:  Learning through Breastfeeding Case Reviews
05/05/2015Peer Up Illinois! A Snapshot of Effective Peer Counseling Programs
03/03/2015Supporting Breastfeeding in the Presence of Tongue Tie/Lip Tie
02/03/2015EBT Readiness in Illinois:  Phase 2 - WIC Benefits Grouping/Base Date Stabilization
01/06/2015Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
12/02/2014Bright Smiles Begin before Birth: Updates on Oral Health for Moms and Babies
09/02/2014Breastfeeding the Infant with Cleft Lip and Palate
06/03/2014The IDHS FOID Mental Health Reporting System
03/04/2014"Overactive Milk Ejection Reflex and Oversupply in Breastfeeding Mothers"
02/04/2014"Part 1: Enhancing Referrals of High-Risk Pregnant Women & Part 2: Using Caseload Composition Tools and Resources with the Family Case Management Grant"
01/07/2014"Helping Breastfeeding Professionals Teach Baby Behavior"
12/03/2013"Celebrating African American Cultural Diversity in Breastfeeding"
11/05/2013"Enhancing Referrals of High-Risk Pregnant Women:  An Overview of Case Finding Changes" - CANCELED AND RE-SCHEDULED FOR FEBRUARY 4, 2013
10/01/2013"Cornestone Security Training Review"
09/03/2013"Working with Mothers to Say YES to Breastfeeding"
06/04/2013"Laid-back Breastfeeding, Skin-to-Skin, and Baby-led Attachment"
04/02/2013"Growth, Intake and Feeding Patterns:  What is Normal for the Breastfed Infant?"
02/05/2013"Oral Motor Skills in Breastfeeding"
01/08/2013"Tools for Reaching Breastfeeding Exclusivity Goals"
12/04/2012"The Cornerstone Environment:  a live chat"
11/07/2012"Food Instrument Accountability: What Every WIC Agency Should Know"
10/02/2012"Looking at More than Latch: Assessing the Breastfeeding Dyad from Hospital to Home"
06/05/2012"WHO Grids and Autoplotting: 2012 WIC Risk Factor Changes"
05/01/2012"Communication Skills: Vital to Breastfeeding Education and Assistance"
02/07/2012"Supporting Breastfeeding Through the Use of Pumps"
01/03/2012"Establishing Milk Supply (At Breast or Exclusively Pumping)"
12/06/2011"Empowering Women to Choose Breastfeeding"