Did you know that August is Midwifery Advocacy Month? Now is your opportunity to raise awareness for the importance of Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNMs) not only in improving maternity outcomes but also in advancing legislation across the nation.
According to the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM),
"This year ACNM is focused on H.R. 4663, a bill to allow CNMs to certify the medical necessity of inpatient admissions for Medicare patients, and H.R. 4385, a bill to identify areas of the country experiencing a shortage of full scope maternity care providers. All the information you need to put together a 30 second speech asking your legislator to cosponsor each of these bills is available here and here."
Wondering what else you can do to make a difference this month? The ACNM recommends meeting face-to-face with your local congress representative or senator either at your practice or at their local office, especially since Congress is in recess for the majority of August.