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Applications are now closed

for the Founding Cohort Summer 2024

Program Components

The Dillard University Certificate of Health Equity Advocacy in Lactation™ Professional Program is a one-of-a-kind, first-of-its-kind education experience crafted to equip each student with a comprehensive knowledge base to support, advocate for, and care for Black families in their ultimate medical or health career.


Curriculum competency areas include:

  • Development and Nutrition

  • Physiology & Endocrinology

  • Pathology

  • Pharmacology & Toxicology

  • Psychology, Sociology, and Anthropology

  • Techniques

  • Clinical Skills

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45 Hours of

Classroom Instruction

Discussing Books




Up to 9 Hours of On-Site

Clinical Experience


Professional Lactation Instructors

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Certification Exam

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Access to The Melanated Mammary Atlas® resource

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