Friday, June 24, 2022

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

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,...

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)....

Black History Month: We Want To Tell Your Story

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

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...

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...

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...