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NACPM Fourth Virtual Annual Membership Meeting

Friday, December 15, 1:30 – 3:30 pm, ET

Community CollaborationPlease join NACPM’s Board of Directors, staff and consultants for the 4th NACPM Virtual Annual Meeting, brought to you virtually to make participation available broadly to CPM members, students and stakeholders.

NACPM strives to provide up-do-date information and resources on practice, regulation and health policy impacting midwifery, and to engaging CPMs, students and stakeholders in envisioning and implementing the role that CPMs can and must play in improving the health and lives of childbearing people and their babies in our country.  We do this through our newsletters, our Chapters, our professional development webinars, our ‘home visits’ with state midwifery leaders, with resources and toolkits for CPMs, state and federal advocacy to regulators and health policy makers, strategic partnerships and important collaborations with other professional organizations, midwives and consumers.  Come join us for the 2017 Annual Meeting to learn about NACPM’s activities and initiatives to fulfill on the organization’s comprehensive commitment to the profession and to all people having babies.

Central to NACPM’s commitments are eliminating unconscionable disparities in birth outcomes for people and infants of color in the U.S., doing our part to dismantle systemic racism in maternity care and midwifery, and investing in a strong CPM workforce that represents the childbearing population and that is capable of meeting their needs, especially the most critical needs.  Hear how NACPM’s leadership team is working to fulfill on these commitments, how NACPM Chapters are taking up these commitments, and how you can engage in creating social and birth justice in the U.S.

Community CollaborationCome hear exciting news about the 2018 CPM Symposium, May 11-13 at the Bolger Center in Potomac, MD, outside of Washington, D.C.  Learn how NACPM is engaging CPMs, students and stakeholders in designing this event, where we will come together to plan together for the future of the profession and how to meet the urgent needs of people having babies in our country.

Learn about the progress of the NACPM Practice Committee to provide clinical guidance to CPMs, NACPM Core Competencies development project, and emerging partnerships to address equity for childbearing people, their babies and midwives.

Be sure to take this opportunity to learn about your professional association, and to let your voice be heard.  We look forward to being with you for these conversations!

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NACPM Vision and the Midwifery Landscape — Briefing Papers  

October 11, 2017

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Exciting new opportunities are emerging to grow the midwifery profession to truly meet the needs of the childbearing population, to achieve state licensure for all CPMs, to improve reimbursement and expand employment options. At the same time, changes for CPMs are causing concern and worry about what will happen for midwives ‘on the ground” – a phenomenon common among professions as they develop and adapt to changing circumstances.

Mary CropJoin Mary Lawlor, NACPM Executive Director, and Jo Anne Myers-Ciecko, Strategic Consultant to learn more about “CPMs: Midwifery Landscape and Future Directions” a set of briefing papers and recommendations developed by NACPM. Intended to inform and support midwives by providing answers to your questions and suggestions about how you can prepare to take advantage of rapidly emerging opportunities for CPMs, this webinar will include an orientation to the briefing papers and how they might be used in study groups, state meetings, midwifery schools and practices.


Jo Anne Myers-CieckoWe also want to engage participants in a conversation about NACPM’s recommendations and share our excitement about supporting a strong, robust CPM workforce that truly is prepared to meet the needs of childbearing people in our country.
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Live from the 31st Triennial Congress of the International Confederations of Midwives

June 19, 2017

Wishing you were able to attend the ICM Congress in Toronto but couldn’t make it happen? Members of the NACPM delegation will bring the Congress to you with up-to-the-minute news during a live webinar to be broadcast from Toronto. This will be an opportunity to get a feel for the people, the issues, and the stories as they happen.

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NACPM Third Virtual Annual Meeting 2016

The Third Virtual NACPM Annual Meeting on November 10, 2016 gave our members an opportunity to learn more about our Cross-Racial Shared Leadership model and featured topics as the Chapter report, State legislation, our work on the federal and international level, NACPM’s collaborative relationships, our Professional Development and Support as well as reports on our finances, fundraising and NACPM staff. Please review the recording below.

Annual Meeting 2016

NACPM Annual Meeting 2015

When NACPM hosted our first virtual annual meeting in 2014 ,members told us they appreciated having the chance learn more about all facets of our work and to hear from everyone on the Board of Directors and Staff. Based on this feedback, we hosted our second virtual annual meeting on November 12, 2015. For news of our activities, accomplishments, challenges, and plans for next year, please view the recording below.

NACPM 2014 Annual Meeting

NACPM members, stakeholders and others curious about the work of the professional association participated in our first-ever virtual Annual Meeting on November 20. This presented members with an opportunity to meet the NACPM Board of Directors, staff, consultants, and volunteers; to learn about the accomplishments, challenges, projects and collaborations of 2014; and to find out how members and stakeholders were helping to shape NACPM priorities for 2015. Please view a recording of the meeting below.