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Ensure full attendance by key invited delegates to the Home Birth Consensus Summit, Oct 20 - 22

The Home Birth Consensus Summit October 20 - 22, 2011, will convene a multidisciplinary group of key stakeholders to discuss improved integration of service across birth sites for all women and families in the United States. Strong multidisciplinary representation is critical to the success of this endeavor, and leaders from maternity care and consumer sectors have been actively engaged in planning this meeting. This summit will follow the Future Search Network meeting model to address the divergence between stakeholder groups related to planned home birth. Future Search is internationally known for brokering lasting agreements and shared initiatives in highly volatile and polarized settings, around a variety of issues related to poverty, health care access, regional and ethnic conflict, and education.

The initial planning meeting for this summit identified 9 stakeholder groups:

  • Home Birth Consumers
  • Consumer Advocates (including doulas, childbirth educators, women’s health care activists)
  • Home birth Midwives (CNM, CPM, LM, Amish, Traditional,etc)
  • Maternal-Child Health Collaborating Providers (pediatrics, L&D nursing, neonatal nurses and physicians, CNMs who receive referrals)
  • Obstetricians and Family Practice Obstetrics
  • Health Care Models, Systems, and Administrators
  • Payors and Liability Insurers
  • Health Policy, Legislators, Regulators, and Ethicists
  • Public Health, Research, and Education

We now have confirmed delegates who are leaders in all of these groups. Some of the invited delegates cannot access institutional support for the costs of travel or accommodation. The steering committee has achieved enough grant funding to subsidize many who have indicated need, but your donations can ensure full attendance of key invited delegates as well as support for any follow up activities and initiatives that result.

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American College of Nurse-Midwives.
8403 Colesville Rd, Suite 1550 | Silver Spring MD 20910
Phone: 240-485-1800 | Fax: 240-485-1818
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