Friday, September 18, 2020

Notes from the Field: Malawi #1 (Global Understanding)

This column is the first of four from Malawi and illustrates one of the ACNM Global Health Competencies. If you are interested in submitting a Notes from the Field column, please read...

Preceptors’ Pointers: Will Precepting Affect My Clinic Productivity?

Q: I’m thinking about precepting a midwifery student. The catch is that I’m worried that precepting will slow me down and negatively affect my clinic productivity. Thoughts? A: This is a common response and can be a...

Failing Mothers of Color – Yet Again!

The COVID-19 crisis adds a new dimension to the maternal mortality crisis for New Yorkers. In New York City, Black women are eight times more likely to die of causes related to...

House Introduces Bipartisan BABIES Act

Earlier this week, Representatives Katherine Clark (D-MA) and Buddy Carter (R-GA) introduced bipartisan legislation to expand access to freestanding birth centers for women with low-risk pregnancies (i.e., uncomplicated singleton term pregnancies with a vertex presentation with an expected...

ACNM Global Work Adapting to COVID-19 Pandemic

The Accessible Continuum of Care and Essential Services (ACCESS) program targets improvements in health care for mothers, babies, and children in Madagascar as part of the work of the Global Health Team...
Like peas in a pod, quality improvement comes hand in hand with risk management.

Quality Improvement and Risk Reduction: Two Peas in a Midwife’s Pod

Quality improvement and risk management are often treated as unrelated aspects of the health care system. They are housed in different departments and operate independently rather than in unison. It is unfortunate that the work...
Photo of Cassy Zinke, Barbara Floyd, Caroline Barrett arriving in Haiti

Concordia University Health Professionals in Haiti January 2019; Learning and Serving in Rural...

Cassy Zinke, Barbara Floyd, Caroline Barrett arriving in Haiti

Six Key Points to Share about Immunization

A recent study of pregnant women from the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) found most women make decisions about vaccinating their infants before they even give birth. This means pregnant...

Global Outreach: Advancing Maternal Health in Small Communities Around the World

Global engagement is one of five strategic goals of the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM). Ensuring women and newborns throughout the globe have access to high-quality, respectful health care is a steadfast priority. The...

Tips for a Great Global Health Experience

Emma Clark, third from left with members of the Ghana Midwives Association in Ghana.