Recent News

June MAC Meeting Postponed

We regret to announce that today's Membership Advisory Council meeting must be rescheduled. Please watch your inboxes for an email with the new date and time. Members may also check the "Members Only Events & Specials" section of the website for the updated call-in information.

Board Election Results: Congratulations and Welcome!

The MANA Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Sarita Bennett, DO, CPM was re-elected to the position of Vice President, and Nadia D. English-Williams, ND was elected to the position of Treasurer. Congratulations and welcome!

Our Secretary Judith Levinrad-Norman has had to resign due to family needs. We thank her for all of her good work and wish her well in her current situation and in the future. Nadia has graciously agreed to be appointed to the secretary position until her term begins at the spring board meeting in May.

Submit a Poster to MANA 2018

Invitation to Submit
MANA is accepting submissions for poster presentations for the MANA 2018 Conference. The annual poster session at the MANA conference is hosted by the MANA Division of Research. For your poster to be considered, please complete the application form by July 30, 2018. You will be notified by August 30, 2018 if your poster was accepted. Learn more and apply here.

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.