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SEPTEMBER 2010

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American College of Nurse-Midwives Calls for Concerted Efforts to Expand Access to Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) in the U.S.



ACNM Provided Comments in Aug. on U.S. DHHS rulemakings addressing Affordable Care Act reform mandates, including Medicare reimbursement of CNMsat 100% of the physician fee schedule, and insurer communication of the right to obtain obstetrical or gynecological care without prior authorization.

Find Out How YOU Can Join ACNM in Support of Historic Maternity Care Legislation – Moms 21 Act 
In August, ACNM invited leading maternity care advocates to discuss how to advance Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard’s “MOMS 21” bill and other federal legislation about improving maternity care.

The National Association for Pregnant Women (NAPW) Touts Legal Victory in NJ NAPW filed a brief on behalf of ACNM and 19 other organizations, which stated that the court improperly considered the mother’s refusal to preauthorize cesarean surgery.

We’ve Updated Our Two Most Popular Fact Sheets: Essential Facts and CNM/CM-attended Birth Statistics

ACNM Pairs with Officite, LLC to Help Members Create Awesome New Websites

The ACNM online learning center Provides CE Opportunities for All Create a login and password at the ACNM online learning center to gain access to ACNM courses, learn about pricing for 55th Annual Meeting content for non-attendees!

ACNM Now Accepting Abstracts for the ACNM 56th Annual Meeting—Thru Sept. 30

PLEASE NOTE: New Abstract Submission Change for ALL ACNM Global Health Presenters If you are interested in presenting at the 56th Annual Meeting in any capacity on global health, you must submit an abstract by Sept. 30. All research presentations will have a later submission date (expected to be Dec 1, 2010 to Feb 15, 2011). If you have questions, email Katrina Nardini.

Attention, Students with International Experience! The Division of Global Health is planning an international health roundtable for students. If you are planning to or have traveled abroad in the last year related to women's health, consider submitting an abstract. Please feel free to contact Katrina Nardini with any questions.

ACNM Hosts the 13th Home Based Life Saving Skills Workshop – Oct 11-15 Participants will learn about real-life, simple solutions that can be applied while working in low resource countries.

More Details about the Joint Midwifery Business Network (MBN), Directors Midwifery Education (DOME) and A.C.N.M. Foundation Meeting Nashville, TN, Oct. 28-31 View the registration form and the updated schedule.Can’t afford to travel? Complete an application form for the Foundation’s Leadership Development scholarship. Deadline: Sept. 17

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Interested in Taking a More ACTIVE Role in ACNM? Consider These Opportunities!

Calling All Midwives to Join the Midwives of Color Committee (MOCC) MOCC seeks new members to recruit and retain persons of diverse backgrounds to the midwifery profession. Email an application form and your CV to MOCC Chair Maria Valentin-Welch.

Deadline Extended for One of the Accreditation Commission of Midwifery Education (ACME) Board Positions There is one vacancy on the Board of Commissioners and one vacancy on the Board of Review. BOC applications are due Oct. 8 and the BOR deadline has been extended to Dec. 3.

Let’s Ensure that Health Information Technology (HIT) and the Electronic Health Record Meet the Needs of Midwives; Call to Join HIT Task Force

Call to Action to All CNMs Teaching Undergraduate Nurses Join our email listserv through the ACNMeMidwife list "midwivesteachingnurses." Help us to educate all new nurses about how they, as nurses and as future midwives, can help to improve maternity care options. Email Elaine Germano with any questions.

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 the 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

ACNM Cosponsors the International Center for Traditional Childbearing’s 7th International Black Midwives and Healers Conference in Long Beach, CA, Oct. 7-10

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