NACPM Is Committed To:

  • Safeguarding the right to normal physiologic birth for every childbearing person
  • Ensuring that midwives are the primary birth care providers in the United States
  • Establishing licensure and equitable reimbursement for CPMs in all 50 states
  • Advocating for CPMs to the public, state and federal legislators and health care policy makers
  • Securing a place in the birth care system for the unique and valuable services of CPMs
  • Eliminating unconscionable disparities in birth outcomes for birthing people and infants of color in the U.S.
  • Dismantling systemic racism in maternity care
  • Supporting excellence and innovation in midwifery education
  • Investing in a strong and diverse workforce of CPMs to meet the needs of childbearing people
  • Informing best practice and providing clinical guidance relevant to our unique model of care
  • Unifying and strengthening midwifery in the U.S. through partnerships with midwives and consumers
  • Influencing state and national policy to improve birth outcomes throughout the United States


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