CSUN’s Graduate Lactation Educator Training Course is one of CSUNs new graduate courses that are part of the CAMINO project. CAMINO is a five year grant funded by the Department of Education which aims to provide graduate students in the College of Health and Human Development pathways to healthcare careers, with particular attention to the needs of low-income, first-generation, and Hispanic students. Click here to learn more about the CAMINO project.
One way CAMINO proposes to increase the number of ethnically diverse health care professionals is to expand its current graduate curriculum to offer courses that prepare graduates with the knowledge and skills needed to work in healthcare fields where demand for ethnically diverse professionals is anticipated to increase.
Increased demand for healthcare professionals with specialized knowledge in lactation is expected to increase as a result of the Affordable Care Act which requires health insurance companies to provide women with prenatal and postpartum lactation support and counseling services.
Students who complete the graduate level lactation educator training course at CSUN will earn a certificate of course completion which enables them to call themselves certificated Lactation Educators and can provide them with a competitive advantage in the workplace. To learn more about the graduate lactation education course within the CAMINO project click here.