Tuesday, June 18, 2024

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...

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,...

Advocating for Midwifery: Addressing Systemic Racism Through Policy and Advocacy

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The “Advocating for Midwifery: Addressing Systemic Racism Through Policy and Advocacy” session at ACNM’s 66th Annual Meeting will offer a comprehensive update on ACNM’s policy agenda and advocacy work for the 117th session of Congress....

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...

Eliminating the Racial Disparities Contributing to the Rise in U.S. Maternal Mortality: Perspectives from...

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Download as a PDF Valuing the Lives of All Mothers As the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) continues recognition of the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, our nation participates in a month-long commemoration of...

Your State Affiliates at Work: Increasing Access to Midwifery Care Nationwide

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Affiliate leaders are already busy in the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife with efforts to increase access to midwifery care nationwide. ACNM will continue to support our affiliates for the 2020 state...

Energy and Commerce Committee Advances Two Maternal Health Bills

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This week the House Energy and Commerce Health Committee approved two bipartisan bills that seek to strengthen and improve maternal health access and outcomes.  Introduced by Reps. Engel (D-NY), Bucshon (R-IN) Torres Small...