CPM Workforce Development

Sym-ThomasinaIn a maternity care system gone awry, Certified Professional Midwives provide unique and critical access to normal physiologic birth, profoundly benefiting mothers and newborns. Increasing access to CPM care holds promise for improving outcomes for all women, reducing disparities in birth outcomes for women of color, and significantly lowering health care costs. While the number of CPMs is growing each year, we are not meeting the need for midwives in sufficient numbers across the U.S. to truly impact maternity care for all women. CPMs must be extremely strategic as we think and plan to grow the CPM workforce and to meet the needs of women and families.

Workforce Initiative Document


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