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ACNM Brings the National Birth Center Study II to Capitol Hill

by Lorrie Kline Kaplan, ACNM Chief Executive Officer After several months of planning and much hard work, ACNM together with our friends at the American Association of Birth Centers (AABC) held a briefing yesterday on Capitol Hill –and it was nothing short of a success! It was our privilege to share the good news and policy implications of the landmark, large-scale study published last week in ACNM’s Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health, titled “Outcomes of Care in Birth Centers: Demonstratio...

Posted 2/8/2013 1:29:48 PM
 

Dear Congress: Help Midwives Help Moms and Babies Survive Globally and at Home

On Monday, June 17, ACNM Vice President for Global Outreach Suzanne Stalls, CNM, spoke at a congressional briefing sponsored by ACNM, AMREF USAI, AWHONN, Frontline Health Workers Coalition, IntraHealth International, Jhpiego, and White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood. Below is an excerpt of her comments. Her full text comments are available here. I am pleased that we are here today to discuss the challenges that face women’s health access around the world and here in the United States. T...

Posted By Barbra Elenbaas | 6/20/2013 1:18:30 PM
 

The Window is Open for Transforming Maternity Care

By Ginger Breedlove, CNM, PhD, FACNM, ACNM President Last week, Diana Mason, PhD, RN wrote a blog post for the Journal of the American Medical Association titled “Transforming the Costly Travesty of US Maternity Care.” It is an articulate chronology of the issue, which has reappeared frequently in national headlines over the past month. Mason advocates for immediate change, outlining 4 compelling factors that stand in the way of improving maternal-newborn outcomes while reducing costs: ...

Posted By Barbra Elenbaas | 8/7/2013 4:53:17 PM
 
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