March 20

The NACPM Legislative and Advocacy Toolkit is Growing!

With feedback from our state chapter leaders and others, we are adding a new tool “How to Work Successfully with a Lobbyist” and several reference documents regarding the integration of midwives and midwifery care in the maternity care system. Most states report that working with a professional lobbyist is one of several critical factors in.

March 14

Passion and Perseverance in South Dakota and Washington State

Congratulations to South Dakota!  Governor Signs Bill to License CPMs  On March 1st, to the great joy of families across South Dakota, the state House of Representatives passed SB136 to license and regulate Certified Professional Midwives by a vote of 52-16 – exactly 25 years to the day when a baby boy was born at.

March 6

Informed Consent and Shared Decision Making

Join us for this week’s webinar on Informed Consent and Shared Decision Making. Here is an opportunity to refresh and sharpen your understanding of the professional, legal and ethical requirements that underpin your practice. The presentation will also address how midwives and clients can use decision aids and electronic health records to support and document.

February 27

Chapters Effective in State Legislative Efforts

There are now twelve active NACPM State Chapters with more in formation. Read about how Oklahoma midwives used the formation of a state Chapter to address legislative threats to their practice; learn about the next Chapter Collaboration Call, and register for webinars! Read this week’s newsletter here

February 13

Are You Finding the Best Available Research to Inform Your Practice?

It often seems overwhelming these days to keep up with all the research available online to support decision-making for you and your clients. If you’re wondering where to look, what sources to trust, and how to interpret and apply the best research, don’t miss the next NACPM webinar “Evidence-Informed Practice: Research Literacy & Shared Decision-Making.”.

February 7

Looking for Your Feedback

Please help us understand your needs by filling in a quick survey! Also, learn about our newest webinar in the “Race, Equity and Access to Midwifery” Series. Find the survey and newsletter here

January 30

Midwifery Educators: There’s Help Available!

The Association of Midwifery Educators is beginning their second decade of “connection and collaboration” with an amazing line-up of projects and continuing education offerings.  Support for preceptors has been a priority for AME from the beginning and they offer an excellent series of on-line courses focused on the challenges encountered by preceptors.  Now AME is launching.

January 24

Midwives on the March!

This week’s newsletter reports on the Women’s March on Washington, highlights our second webinar on The Social & Psychological Impacts of Racism Part 2, which is set for Thursday, January 26, 2017 from 2:00 to 3:30 pm Eastern time, and more. Read more news here

January 16

The Disparities are Extreme

“Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.” Martin Luther King, Jr. (1966) “I have a dream that one day … little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls and walk together as sisters and brothers.”.