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The ACNM Benchmarking Project

The ACNM Benchmarking Project is vital to the future of midwifery care, quality, and access in the United States as a professional self-maintenance strategy and as a method of quality assurance, allowing participating practices to compare themselves to practices that are similar in size and environment.

Participation in the Benchmarking survey helps midwives speak authoritatively to insurers and consultants about which clinical practices need to be encouraged or discouraged to produce excellent outcomes. Benchmarking also acts as tangible proof of the improved outcomes and lower costs of midwifery care.

For questions, e-mail Karen Perdion, CNM at [email protected] or call her at 858.249.5996.


  • View Project Results
    View ACNM Benchmarking Project results summaries and best practices recognition rosters by year.

  • Resources
    Access practical tips and inspiration designed to make benchmarking easier and fun.

  • Submit Your Data

    View guidelines and instructions, and access a sample survey form here. Participating in the ACNM Benchmarking Survey is an ACNM members-only benefit. Log in with your e-mail address as your username and the first four letters of your last name with your ACNM member ID as the password. If you are unable to log in, please contact member services at [email protected] for assistance.  

  • Future Midwifery Data Collection
    Learn more about ACNM's commitment to facilitating the
    ability of midwives to collect and report on quality measures as well as
    patient-level data.

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