California Nurse-Midwives Association

Dear CNMA Midwives,


We are recruiting for the 2018-2019 Health Policy Committee and Working Group. If you are interested in joining a group of midwives committed to working to improve the laws, policies and structures that impact our profession and the communities we care for please join us!

We are hosting a webinar Oct 30th from 8p-9p,  where we will update current and new members on where we stand with next year's legislative cycle as well as give everyone an overview of what we are working on in the committee. If you are interested in joining the group please read the rest of this email and then fill out this google form.

Both working group and committee members meets by webinar/phone calls once a month, sometimes twice per month (possibly more only when in the middle of very busy negotiations, e.g. if we are running a bill during the legislative cycle and committee votes are pending). The meetings happen on Tuesday nights from 8p-9p (occasionally going later as needed). We obviously understand the typical midwife schedule and student schedule, so you do not need to commit to each call, but committee members are expected to join for most calls.


Committee members must be active CNMA members, and must be able to participate regular Tuesday night phone meetings. These members have the ability to vote in the rare occasions in which we need to vote to make decisions. Most of our decision making is done by consensus.


Those interested in participating on health policy issues who are not able to attend the majority of the calls but would like to keep up to date through the list-serve and will attend meetings when they are able can join as "working-group" members.


We plan to host a HP Committee phone call on Oct 30th from 8p-9p,  where we will update current and new members on where we stand with next year's legislative cycle as well as give everyone an overview of what we are working on in the committee.


Please fill out this google form, if you are interested in joining the working group or committee.


We look forward to connecting with you all and getting to work together!


Warmly,

Holly Smith

Health Policy Chair


Liz Donnelly

Health Policy Vice-Chair




WEBINAR RECORDING: 

 How Practices and Hospitals Can Integrate Midwives to Improve Outcomes 




Watch the replay of this exciting virtual event featuring Neel Shah, MD from Ariadne Labs and  Ginger Breedlove, CNM, PhD from Grow Midwives,

The webinar discusses how leading hospitals and medical groups have adopted midwifery-led care to create strong collaborative models

You may read more about PBGH's midwifery tools here and download 

How to Successfully Integrate Midwives into Your Practice: A Guide for Physician Practices and Hospitals by registering here.




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