Tuesday, September 27, 2022

State Advocacy update for Quickening 9/15/2022

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While we remain focused on helping states with making sure midwives are in every community by achieving full practice authority, reimbursement parity and equitable admitting privileges, we are also monitoring the continued changes in...

Join ACNM’s National Government Affairs Committee

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The National Government Affairs Committee (NGAC) is seeking new members! The NGAC works to support ACNM’s strategic plan and advocacy agenda. Within the NGAC, we would ideally like to have representation from each state...

Get Ready for Off the Hill Advocacy Week!

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Due to the pandemic, our Members of Congress and their staff have become more accessible through virtual meetings. Engagement with legislators now is crucial to educate about midwifery and to establish us as expert...

State Advocacy Update

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We are more than halfway through 2022 and there have been so many monumental things that have happened to impact midwifery and the communities we serve in the advocacy and legislative spheres.   The volunteer leaders...

CMS Releases Maternity Care Action Plan to Implement Biden-Harris Maternal Health Blueprint

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On July 26, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) unveiled its Maternity Care Action Plan to support the implementation of the Biden-Harris Administration’s Blueprint for Addressing the Maternal Health Crisis. The action plan takes a...

White House Issues Blueprint for Addressing the Maternal Health Crisis

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Last month, the White House released the Blueprint for Addressing the Maternal Health Crisis. Recommendations to improve maternal health care include: Expanding and diversifying the number of nurses and certified midwives in underserved areas by using a...

HRSA Finalizes Maternity Care Target Area Shortage Designation Criteria

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Earlier this summer the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) released the criteria the agency intends to use when identifying an area as a Maternity Care Target Area (MCTA). MCTAs are geographic areas within...

Help Us Build Support for Midwifery via the MOMS and BABIES Act

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Dear ACNM Member and Midwifery Advocate,  Last week, the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) convened on Capitol Hill alongside  the American Association of Birth Centers (AABC) and the National Association of Certified Professional Midwives (NACPM)...

ProPublica: COVID-Related Stillbirths Didn’t Have to Happen

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During the first 18 months of the pandemic, the risk of stillbirth nearly doubled for those who had COVID-19 during pregnancy compared with those who didn’t. And during the spread of the delta variant,...

Help Us Build Support for Midwifery via the MOMS and BABIES Act

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Dear ACNM Member and Midwifery Advocate,  Last week, the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) convened on Capitol Hill alongside  the American Association of Birth Centers (AABC) and the National Association of Certified Professional Midwives (NACPM)...