Recent News

How to Build Understanding and Empathy with Millennial Families: A webinar with Jeanette McCulloch and Amber McCann

MANA members and #MANACAM17 attendees are invited to view this webinar which was recorded on January 25, 2018.

2018 Focus: Comprehensive Reproductive Health

Following the 2017 MANA/CAM conference, the MANA Board of Directors committed to having meaningful conversation within the midwifery community on a variety of topics that impact our profession.

In 2018, one of MANA’s areas of focus will be the role of midwifery in comprehensive reproductive health. Throughout the year, watch for position papers, educational offerings, and community discussions.

Call for Proposals to Speak at #MANA18

Have you been working on research or a project that you'd like to share with the midwifery community? Are you an expert in your field and have a presentation pertaining to the midwifery profession that will interest and educate midwives on an important topic? If so, the MANA Program Committee invites your abstract proposals on topics including: clinical skills & issues, education, global health, legal concerns and general interest.

Midwifery Accreditation Support Track

Have you heard the great news? The Midwifery Education Accreditation Council (MEAC), in collaboration with Association of Midwifery Educators (AME), has launched an exciting new program called the MAST: Midwifery Accreditation Support Track program, and they would love for you to be involved!

Congratulations Claudia!

Our own Claudia Breglia, LM, CPM, and MANA Director of Organizational Development, has been named Executive Director of Nizhoni Institute of Midwifery! Claudia brings over 25 years of experience and commitment to midwifery and future midwives. Her strong work ethic and ability to find solutions and achieve goals will serve her well in her new position at Nizhoni. Read more here.

Poster Deadline Extended! #MANACAM17 Accepting Poster Presentations Through August 15th

The MANA CAM 2017 Conference is now accepting poster presentation proposals for the Harris-Braun Outstanding Poster Award for Research.

The Midwives Alliance welcomes submissions of research and project posters from students and professional researchers. The deadline for poster proposals has been extended to August 15, 2017.

For more information and to apply, visit here.

2017 FAM Grants Awarded

The Foundation for the Advancement of Midwifery awarded almost $40,000 in grants this year. MANA projects including Division of Research, Communications, Health Policy and Advocacy, and Division of Access and Equity received support in the categories of Health Equity, Public Policy, Public Education and Research. Other recipients this year include Home Birth Summit, Ancient Song Doula Services, California Association of Midwives and Commonsense Childbirth.

Victory in Michigan! First Meeting of the Michigan Board of Licensed Midwifery

The new Michigan Board of Licensed Midwifery held its very first meeting in late June in the state capitol Lansing. The board includes MANA board member Nicole White, CPM and Past MANA President/Executive Director Geradine Simkins. 

Please join us in congratulating them on this important development in Michigan midwifery!

Help shape the future of MANA: Volunteers Needed for the Elections Committee

Members of the Election & Nomination Committee are primarily responsible for locating candidates for open positions on the Board of Directors. An active and diverse committee will help ensure a wider candidate pool and create a more diverse MANA Board. Committee members also assist the Chairperson to remind candidates to turn in their information on time, and check references and other items as needed.

#Midwivesforall17: A campaign for midwifery for ALL families

Families of all kinds need midwives. But not all families have access to a midwife who looks like them or comes from their community.