Policy and Advocacy
State Health Insurance Exchanges
Help Implement the Future of Nursing Recommendations
Statements encompassing all positions officially held by the American College of Nurse-Midwives can be found here. The ACNM Board of Directors has recently made it easier for affiliate leaders to expand on ACNM national position statements and comment on affiliate-specific legislation and regulation.
If your affiliate would like to comment on, say more than, or disagree with an official ACNM position, follow the links below.
State Resource Center
The State Resource Center contains documents regarding laws and regulations affecting midwifery practice in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia, fact sheets with demographic information about CMs and CNMs, and updates on legislative developments. Please note that you must be logged in to access some of this information.
These ACNM presentations provide an overview of key concepts related to affiliate governance and may be modified and used by state leaders:
is a project of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and is designed to provide free, up-to-date, and easy-to-use health data for all 50 states. Statehealthfacts.org provides individual state fact sheets and state
comparisons on more than 700 health topics and is linked to both the Kaiser Family Foundation website and Kaiser Health News.
Topics include cesarean delivery, preterm birth rate, infant mortality,
Medicaid utilization, reproductive health, and more.
Four great resources for state advocacy to improve maternity care: