Monday, July 4, 2022

Opinion: Reducing unexpected pregnancies would diminish rate of abortions

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“And the Winner is…” My own ‘Jane Roe’ story occurred early in my career as a Registered Nurse. I worked in a Labor and Delivery unit where abortions were performed. In 1975, the State of...

Kansas Achieves Full Practice Authority for Certified Nurse-Midwives

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Hip Hip Hooray! Join us in congratulating our Kansas ACNM Affiliate in becoming the 29th jurisdiction (28 states plus D.C.) to achieve FULL PRACTICE AUTHORITY for Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNMs). On Friday, April 15, 2022,...

CMS Update

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CMS Approves Postpartum Medicaid Expansion in Additional States The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has approved Louisiana, Virginia, New Jersey, and Illinois’ extension of Medicaid and CHIP coverage for 12 months after pregnancy...

2022 Women’s History Month Recap

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The 2022 theme was "Women Providing Healing, Promoting Hope." This theme is "both a tribute to the ceaseless work of caregivers and frontline workers during this ongoing pandemic and also a recognition of the...

Midwives-PAC Update

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The Midwives PAC, the fundraising arm of ACNM’s national advocacy efforts, is hard at work serving ACNM members! We are thrilled to be in-person for ACNM Annual Meeting in Chicago AND the PAC Rally!...

President Signs FY 2022 Budget Bill, Includes Funding Increase for Midwifery Education

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That’s a wrap! After several months of negotiation, Congress finally passed a $1.5 trillion spending bill funding the federal government through September 30, 2022. Signed by President Biden on March 15, the legislation includes...

ACNM Advocacy Update 03/10/2022

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ACNM State Advocacy Update 2022 has started with a flurry of legislative activity around midwifery, postpartum Medicaid expansion, abortion, preceptor tax credits and mandated implicit bias training.  ACNM is monitoring many midwifery-related bills, and we...

How Can ACNM Government Affairs Help In Your State?

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State legislative sessions are well underway and there are lots of opportunities to increase awareness of and access to midwifery in your community. ACNM Government Affairs is your partner in state advocacy efforts. When...

Statement of Strong Medical Consensus for Vaccination of Pregnant Individuals Against COVID-19

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The following is a joint statement between the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists | American Academy of Family Physicians | American Academy of PAs | American Academy of Pediatrics | American Association of...

Midwives for Universal Healthcare: Activism for a more Equitable Healthcare System

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Midwives for Universal Healthcare (MUH) is a group of activist midwives, midwifery students, and birthworkers that formed organically in 2018 following an impassioned plea from founding member Susan Kamin on ACNM Connect. MUH became...