Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Vanderbilt, UNC and Duke nurse-midwives join forces to reduce Black maternal health risks 

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By Tatum Lyles Flick  VUSN Communications Specialist  Nurse-midwives and educators from three prominent research universities have teamed up to improve pregnancy outcomes in Black communities by providing specialized training for doulas, persons who support birthing mothers...

Black History Month: Reneau House-Diallo, DNP, APN, CNM

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The theme for #BlackHistoryMonth 2022 is Black Health and Wellness, so ACNM is celebrating and honoring the contributions of Black midwives and their impact on the maternal health crises. This is Reneau House-Diallo's story,...

Black History Month: We Want To Tell Your Story

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The theme for #BlackHistoryMonth 2022 is Black Health and Wellness, so ACNM will be celebrating and honoring the contributions of Black midwives and their impact on the maternal health crises. If you'd like to...

Improving Inequities in Prenatal Screening: Time to Modernize Guidelines

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Professional guidelines can have a profound impact on reproductive health. In many cases, prenatal genetic screening is often only recommended for specific groups or individuals who have been historically recognized as high risk. Unfortunately,...

Maternal Mortality Update: A Closer Examination of Racial Disparities and Possible Solutions

I recently attended the fifth annual (and first virtual) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) MMRIA User Meeting, which brought together individuals from each state’s Maternal Mortality Review Committee (MMRC). The meeting provides...

Health History Skills Development for Interprofessional Learners in Transgender and Non-Binary Populations

Faculty and simulation educators developed a partnership with a community clinic that provides gender-affirming medical care to transgender and nonbinary people. The clinic developed a simulation for midwifery and women’s health nurse practitioner students...

Implications of Race Among Pregnant People Experiencing Housing Instability

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The relationship between housing instability and poor health outcomes has been extensively documented (Cutts, Coleman, Black, Chilton, Cook, de et al., 2015a; Levinson, Group et al., 2004). People undergoing housing instability experience increased morbidity...

Results of the 2019-2020 Midwifery Clinical Education Empowerment Project

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In November 2019, ACNM and the Developing Families Center (DFC) introduced the Midwifery Clinical Education Empowerment Project. The vision of this project was to increase the capacity of the District of Columbia to support...

Launching Perinatal Health Equity: A Quality Improvement Project

The Bumpy Road to Perinatal Health Equity The Paradox In 1963, during “A Talk to Teachers,” James Baldwin described the paradox of education as, “precisely at the point when you begin to develop a conscience, you...

Black History Month: Honoring Black Grand Midwives and Supporting Black Midwives Today

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This Black History Month, The ACNM Midwives of Color Committee (MOCC) and Black Midwives Caucus want to uplift and celebrate the importance of Black Grand midwives and the important roles they played in both...