Support H.R. 3829, The Midwives for MOMS Act! Call Your Legislators Today

 

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Your help is needed!  
On July 18 of this year, Congresswomen Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA) and Jamie Herrera Beutler (R-WA), introduced H.R. 3849, the Midwives for Maximizing Optimal Maternity Services (MOMS) Act of 2019.  This bill addresses the growing birth care provider shortage by increasing the number of midwives available to families in our country today.  In addition, the bill addresses the significant lack of racial and ethnic representation in the birth care workforce by focusing resources on schools and programs that prioritize students who plan to practice in health professional shortage areas and on increasing racial and ethnic representation in midwifery education and the workforce.

 

The Midwives for MOMS Act authorizes the first-ever federal funding program that will support the education of CPMs:  $15,000,000 for fiscal years 2021-2025.  This funding will apply to CPM and Certified Midwife (CM) schools that are accredited by MEAC or ACME.  (The Act authorizes a corresponding $20,000,000 for nurse-midwifery education in Title VIII.) Grants from this funding will be awarded for these purposes:
  • Provide direct support for CPM and CM students (stipends/tuition reimbursement) including minority students, in an accredited midwifery school or program
  • Establish or expand CPM and CM accredited midwifery schools and programs
  • Secure, prepare and/or provide support to increase the number of qualified preceptors for training the students of an accredited CPM or CM midwifery school or program
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Please reach out to your Congress member today and urge them to co-sponsor H.R. 3849, the Midwives for MOMS Act of 2019.

Here is how to do this:

 

Find your Representative here.

 

Click here for specific support in navigating to your Representative’s contact information and making your call

 

Let us know if we can be of any assistance to you!

 

Please let NACPM know of any response you receive from your Representative as a result your call – positive or negative – by writing to us at info@nacpm.org or calling us at 603-358-3322.

 

In addition to calling your Congress members in Washington, DC, you can also visit your
Representative’s local District office where you live to urge support for the Midwives for MOMS Act! Call today for an appointment.

Print and take this one-page advocacy sheet with you to the District Office visit

Thank you!