Support state affiliates in legislative work and advocacy.
Scope of Work
Developing relationships with state affiliate leaders and identified legislative contacts, assist affiliates with defining advocacy goals and strategy, assist with strategy implementation, coordinate activities with NGAC, C-MAC, and ACNM's Director of Government Affairs, participate in advocacy activities at the Annual Meeting.
Committee Chair: Suzanne Wertman
Lynne Himmelreich (past chair)
Projects for 2018-2019
Identification of state contacts and relationship building, ongoing support to states with active legislation, advice for affiliates planning advocacy activities.
Monthly, including Annual Meeting
Personal message from the Chair
If you are a change maker, the SGAC needs you. We are committed to being with woman beyond the exam room or bedside. If you are a big picture person and are interested in public policy, join the SGAC and help midwife other midwives in policy making, legislative strategy, and coalition building. We are available to help your affiliate plan for the future and develop an effective voice of midwifery in your state legislature. The strength of midwifery depends on strong representation at the state level. We can help.