Monday, June 27, 2022

Region VII Spring Update: Improving Lives in Rural Areas

Greetings Region VII CNMs and CMs! In a prior Quickening (July 2018), I mentioned my first-hand experience working in a rural health clinic in California where there was minimal...

Region V Spring Update: Strategizing, Leading Change

A common theme from affiliates in our region: student involvement! They are on affiliate boards, helping to lead change, and most affiliates are looking to ways to offer support for students to...

Region I Spring Update: Celebrating Achievements and Contributions

Region 1 celebrated Black History Month. In February, Massachusetts ACNM Diversity and Inclusion Co-chair, Joelle Leacock, posted daily on Facebook. In Joelle’s words, she highlighted “contributions of Black people all over the...

Region VII Update (Jul-Dec 2020)

I am pleased to share a little about the amazing work of the Oregon Affiliate. Their vision is, “Oregon as a leader in anti-racism work in the reproductive health field.” I sat...

Region I Update (Jan-Jun 2020)

The experience of many of the Region I midwives during the first half of 2020 is intertwined with the COVID-19 pandemic – the trauma of risking sickness for midwives and their families due to...

Region III Update (Jul-Jan 20201)

Region III will share some of its affiliates’ accomplishments during the last months and a short poem of encouragement in these times of difficulties and challenges: The North Carolina...

Region II Update (Jul-Dec 2019): Sharing the Value of Midwifery-Led Care

In this update, we’ll highlight the Virginia and DC Affiliates. The next will feature Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. Virginia Affiliate: In October, the...

Region I Update (Jul-Dec 2019): Making Progress in Important Midwifery Legislation

Right in the middle of the pandemic, which has hit New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut very hard, I salute the affiliates for all the weekly virtual support meetings they are holding...
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American Association of Colleges of Nursing Appoints Dr. Lisa Kane Low to Health Policy...

Congratulations to ACNM member and past president Dr. Lisa Kane Low. Recently, Kane Low was appointed to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing's Policy Advisory Council. The Health Policy Advisory Council provides...

Region II Update (Jul-Dec 2020)

Greetings from the remarkable Region II! This is where love abounds, both the "loving" and the "brotherly" kind. Like everyone else, we have been dealing with COVID-19, legislative issues, and our lives...