ACNM Announced the Introduction of MOMS for the 21st Century Act Sponsored by Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Calif.), MOMS 21 promotes optimal maternity outcomes by making evidence-based maternity care a national priority. ACNM Lobby Day participants were very successful at creating buzz about the bill before its official launch, and MOMS 21 already had 25 co-sponsors at its July 21 introduction.
ACNM online learning center Opens: More than 100 Annual Meeting CE Hours Did you attend ACNM’s 55th Annual Meeting? Get access to 100 hours of continuing education programs and CE credits on the ACNM online learning center at no additional cost. Use your conference ID to login. Those who did not attend the conference can also purchase program content on the site.
ACNM to Policymakers: Midwifery Care Models are Already Working As policymakers struggle with how to provide care for more people and smaller budgets, ACNM Director of Professional Practice and Health Policy Tina Johnson, CNM, shared the positive and cost-effective outcomes that have been achieved by midwives in birth center, at an American Academy of Nursing panel discussion.
Calling All Midwives to Join the Midwives of Color Committee (MOCC) is reenergized and ready for action! Are you interested in helping to recruit and retain persons of diverse ethnic/cultural backgrounds to our profession? How about increasing awareness about maternal-child health care issues that affect people of color? Email an application form, and your c-v to MOCC Chair Maria Valentin-Welch atChair4mocc@embarqmail.com.
Interested in Becoming a Member of the Division of Global Health? This exciting new division is seeking applications from the ACNM membership to actively participate in the advancement of midwifery worldwide. Fill out this application form, and send it with your CV to the appropriate section chair. • Research Section: Catherine Carr • Education Section: Barbara Reale • Communication Section: Anne Hyre • Networking Section: Katrina Nardini
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ACNM Has a New Webpage The new page includes information related to implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act—new programs, new services covered for women, funding available, and more.