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Midwives of Color Committee

The Midwives of Color Committee recruits and retains persons of diverse ethnic/cultural backgrounds to the profession of midwifery, provides educational preparation to the ACNM Membership, which will develop respect for cultural variations, and increases awareness and responsiveness among ACNM members to maternal/child health care issues affecting people of color.
Chair: Patricia O. Loftman, CNM, LM, MS, FACNM 

Subcommittees and Present Projects

Archive Subcommittee: Presently working on a document explaining MOCC?s and the Midwives of Color-Watson Scholarship?s history and origins

Health Disparity Subcommittee
: Working on a health disparity educational session for ACNM Convention in Long Beach, California

Mentoring Subcommittee:
Has established a national mentoring program for student midwives of color via recruitment of midwives. Presently has received IRB approval on a mentor/mentee evaluation which will be launched in 2012. If you would like to become a midwifery mentor contact Heather Clarke at [email protected]

Committee Members - click here


Meet Annually at ACNM Convention and throughout the year as needed for different projects.

Check Annual Meeting schedule for room number.


Present Partners


Meeting minutes


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