Recent News

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. 

Home Birth Research Featured at

Consumers now have a new resource to help them learn about recent research on risk factors and community (home and birth center) birth. Jeanette McCulloch interviewed Missy Cheyney, PhD, CPM, in this recent blog post at 

Please consider sharing the post HERE and leaving a comment thanking for sharing information about community birth!

More Resources on Relative Risk in the Community Birth Setting

Looking for resources regarding the relative risk in the community birth setting paper? MANA has made available a policy paper here. Also, you can find a press release, developed by Oregon State University, here.

Understanding How Risk Factors Impact Outcomes in the Community Setting: A Webinar For Practitioners

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