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Science and Research
ACNM encourages researchers to explore new ways to better women’s health and neonatal care by promoting the development, dissemination, and implementation of quality information.

A message from ACNM's Division of Research regarding racism/anti-racism in research:

The Division of Research (DOR) advances the profession of midwifery by
promoting the development, implementation, and dissemination of research
and by advising the research agenda of the College. The DOR stands in
strong support of ACNM in its efforts to dismantle racism and create a more
diverse and inclusive organization. Furthermore, we acknowledge the role
that racism has played in the history of midwifery in the US, as well as in
health care and research. Racism has negatively impacted healthcare
outcomes for BIPOC individuals, families and communities. To this end, we
encourage research that examines social justice and health equity. The DOR
encourages researchers to be intentional and explicit in the design,
methodology, and dissemination of research that encompasses anti-racist
practices and centers the experience and expertise of BIPOC researchers and
participants. Midwifery’s clinical, advocacy, and research work is strengthened
by the inclusion of diverse perspectives.

Resources that aim to guide and enrich such endeavors:

Research-Related Initiatives
Reducing Primary Cesarean

Core Data


Key ACNM Research-based Documents
ACNM Library
Patient Safety and Quality Improvement

Resources for Midwives Interested in Conducting Research

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