Monday, July 15, 2024

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...

ACNM Reaffirms Opposition of Removal of Legal Protections in Health Care Rights Law

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The American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) reaffirms its strong opposition to efforts seeking to dismantle important legal protections afforded under the Health Care Rights Law (Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)). Last...

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...

Winter 2023 Off the Hill Advocacy Week

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Get excited for Winter Off the Hill Advocacy Week! Join us the week of January 23rd-27th!  to advocate for midwifery!!  Due to the pandemic, our Members of Congress and their staff have become more accessible...

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 pregnancy and...

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...

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...

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...

Raising Awareness for MOMS Act

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ACNM is reaching out to all members of the midwifery community for help in raising awareness of, and support for, the Midwives for Maximizing Optimal Maternity Services Act, H.R. 3352/S. 1697. To that end,...

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)...