June 30

ICM 2017 Report

The NACPM Delegation to the Triennial Congress of the International Confederation of Midwives participated in Council discussions, voted on position statements, joined the March for More Midwives and learned about midwifery issues around the world. Read the full report here

June 26

Senate Bill Proposes Deep Cuts to Medicaid – Call Your Senators Today!

Deep Concern for the Welfare of Childbearing People With the Senate’s release on June 22 of the Better Health Reconciliation Act of 2017, NACPM is deeply concerned for the health and well-being of childbearing people, babies and families in the United States.  We urge you to acquaint yourself with this bill and call your Senators today to ask them.

June 13

Florida Legislation Update, Alabama Bill Passes

2017 Florida Legislative Report by Sharon Hamilton, LM After many years of very little Legislative activity the midwives of Florida rallied to prevent the opening of their practice act, F.S. 467, during the 2017 Legislative Session. In October, 2016, the midwives were alerted to a District XII ACOG driven plan to open F.S. 467 with.

May 23

Over-Intervention in Maternity Care is a Global Concern

The Wilson Center, the nation’s key non-partisan policy forum for tackling global issues through independent research and open dialogue to inform actionable ideas for the policy community, recently convened a panel of experts to discuss Too Much Too Soon: Addressing Over-Intervention in Maternity Care. The panel included Saraswathi Vedam, an associate professor and lead investigator.

May 16

March for Moms and Webinars

Upcoming webinars include “Charting for Midwives” next Thursday, May 25 from 2-3:30 pm EDT and “Genetic Testing” on June 1 from 2-3:30 pm EDT. Read more in this weeks’ newsletter

May 8

Chapter News

Chapter Goals and Priorities for 2017 The NACPM State Chapter Program continues to expand with each state honing in on its unique work and projects. We currently have 12 fully formed chapters in North Carolina, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Minnesota, Illinois, Maine, Wisconsin, Washington, Nevada, Florida, and Oklahoma. Several more states are well on their.

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