Peggy Garland, CNM, MPH is a retired midwife who worked for 30 years in home and hospital births, participated in maternity care research, taught midwifery students in a variety of settings and held many leadership roles in professional advocacy for midwives at the national and state level.
CPMs frequently reach out to NACPM requesting access to research to support and guide their clinical practice. NACPM is stepping up to provide clinical guidance for CPMs on best evidence and practices relevant to our unique model of care. To this end, NACPM launched a Practice Committee Workgroup to make a recommendation to the Board on structure and function for an NACPM Practice Committee.
Peggy Garland, CNM, who chaired the NACPM Standards Advisory Committee from 2002-2004, is facilitating this workgroup. Peggy is working with 5 CPMs and two interns to bring a recommendation for a Practice Committee to the NACPM leadership team.
The role of a Practice Committee is to build on the Standards of Practice of a profession to provide clinical guidance to members of the profession based on clinically relevant research and evidence. Evidence-based practice is the integration of the best research evidence with clinical expertise and client values.