ACNM works for you by designing and providing benefits and services which assist you in serving your patients, your community, and your profession and links you to with other midwives locally and nationally. Your decision to join ACNM will benefit you and the entire profession. There is strength in numbers.
In other words, your membership in ACNM?
ACNM provides resources to support you as a student, as you begin your career, and as you continue to provide care to women.
Reduced registration rates at the Annual Meeting & Exhibition
Discounted online CE offerings at the ACNM online learning center
Online Calendar of ACNM approved CEU opportunities
Online listing of ACNM approved online or home study CEU opportunities
JMWH Home Study CEU issues published twice annually
Individual advocacy assistance to help respond to your specific needs, such as licensure difficulties, reimbursement issues, and privileging problems. Call us!
Consultative assistance on employment practices, clinical practice issues, billing and reimbursement issues, and quality of care issues
Officite LLC providing member discounted Web site design and hosting for midwifery practices and individual providers
Engage federal funders to ensure that there is an adequate supply of CNMs/CMs
Collaborate with the A.C.N.M. Foundation to fund student scholarships
Printed materials, speaking engagements, and exhibits aimed at recruiting nurses into the profession
Identification of sources for student scholarships and/or loan programs
ACNM promotes the profession of midwifery on the local, national and international level.
Heightened Public Awareness of the Profession
The ACNM Healthy Birth Initiative? is a 3-pronged initiative that provides women, maternity care providers, quality managers, hospital policymakers and payers the tools to inspire better care, better health, and lower costs by maximizing women?s opportunities to have a healthy birth using their own natural physiology
Personalized ACNM Action Alerts that make it easy to contact your legislators
National marketing campaigns to make the public more aware of midwives and midwifery. Visit www.ourmomentoftruth.com to see how ACNM is engaging the public and educating them about midwifery
Updated in 2013:Evidence-Based Practice: Pearls of Midwifery presentation provides members with a tool to explain the art and evidence behind midwifery
Promoting greater professional recognition and identity
Consumer resources such as our new Normal Birth Consumer Document, the Share with Women handout series published by the Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health and the online Find A Midwife midwifery practice locator
Marketing midwifery by representing the profession at health care conventions and trade shows such as the American Public Health Association International Confederation of Midwives, and National Student Nurses Association
ACNM's Department of Global Outreachextends the mission with training and advocacy programs around the world
Through online communities, through your affiliate, through leadership volunteering ? you are never alone!
Join a specialized interest group such as one of our Divisions or Committees
Run for elected office
Annual Awards recognizing ACNM members for their commitment and service, presented at the Annual Meeting
The ACNM blog Midwife Connection
eMidwife discussion groups on more than a dozen clinical/practice issues, as well as groups for particular ACNM regions and committees
Find-a-Midwife is a national midwifery practice locator service available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All Active and Active Supporting members should list themselves or their practice here.
MidwifeJobs.com is your online career databank
Learn how you can become involved through the Division of Global Health and at the Annual Meeting
With the latest peer-reviewed research, clinical bulletins, issue briefs, quarterly newsletter, and weekly enews!
Practice support publications, such as white papers, clinical bulletins, and position statements found in the online ACNM Library
Access to Member-Only content, such as the Clinical Bulletin series and archives of Quickening
Regularly emailed ACNM Policy Updates, providing news on policies affecting midwifery
Specific informational tools to help you understand significant issues, including:
laws on hospital privileges, supervision and collaboration requirements
the Affordable Care Act's impact on midwifery
Continuous tracking of legislation and regulation so that your affiliate can know when to take action to protect and advance midwifery
Development and maintenance of the Standards and Core Competencies
Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health, ACNM's official, bi-monthly, peer-reviewed clinical journal including online access to current and archived issues
Quickening, the official publication of ACNM, delivered 4 times per year
Quick eNews, the weekly e-newsletter for ACNM members
Online Membership & Practice Directory