Tuesday, May 11, 2021

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...

Implications of Race Among Pregnant People Experiencing Housing Instability

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)....

Results of the 2019-2020 Midwifery Clinical Education Empowerment Project

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...

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...

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

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...

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...

ACNM and the Midwives of Color Committee (MOCC) Celebrate Black History Month!

As we celebrate Black History Month, we pay tribute to the struggles and achievements of African American Midwives and their contributions that have shaped our nation. Join ACNM in recognizing the history and...

Region III Spring Update: Calling Out Names

Maya Angelou. CC 2.0 Photo by Talbot Troy

Reviewing ACME Accreditation Criteria for Diversity and Inclusion

T he ACME Board of Commissioners (BOC), executive director, and volunteers from midwifery education programs conducted full review of the ACME Criteria for Programmatic Accreditation. The process included developing...