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ACNM Research Agenda

Research Priorities by Strategic Focus



DOMAIN

PROGRAM

RESEARCH NEED

Domain 3: National Advancement of Midwifery

3.1: Full practice authority in all states territories and federal programs

Midwives as primary care providers and integral to the Affordable Care Act.


The outcomes of care when midwives have full practice autonomy

3.2 Education

Midwifery education


Interprofessional education

3.3 Strategic Communications

Women’s decision-making processes on choice of providers during pregnancy and birth


Women’s decision-making processes about healthcare procedures and interventions

3.4 Diversification and Inclusion

Identify barriers to and opportunities for the development of a diverse midwifery workforce


Innovate ways to prepare more midwife providers especially from diverse and underrepresented groups

3.5 Quality and Safety

Grow the evidence base on the midwifery model of care and translate it into specific practices


Research linkages between midwifery care practices and specific maternal and neonatal outcomes e.g. out of hospital birth


Women’s health inequities and disparities.

3.6 Accurate Data

A systematic approach to collecting clinical practice data across the membership




Domain 4: Global Health


International maternal-child health issues such as safe motherhood


The work of midwives globally.




Domain 5: Organizational Capacity


ACNM needs to take lead in research on women’s health and maternity care


Opportunities to collaborate on research with other professional organizations


Study & disseminate successful interprofessional collaborations, including research on productive teams, to enhance financial efficiency


Explore and develop policy research relevant to the goals of ACNM.

Note: Red type indicates top three priorities as identified by ACNM elected and volunteer leadership.







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A.C.N.M. Foundation Research Fund

The A.C.N.M. Foundation has set up a fund to support midwifery research.  To contribute to this fund go to the A.C.N.M. Foundation website http://www.midwife.org/charitable-contributions and specify "Research Fund".







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