CNMA membership comes with so many benefits!
CNMA is an affiliate of ACNM (American College of Nurse Midwives). Your membership dues are paid with your ACNM membership and then split between ACNM and CNMA and help fund important legislature for the state of CA. Dues also provide educational opportunities for midwives locally and at the national level, and more!
CNMA is now able to offer CEUs to it's chapter groups for easier access to educational credits. Members will also get access to an exclusive MEMBERSHIP PORTAL (for members only) on the ACNM website. Please note: CNMA.ORG does not transact membership at this time. Visit ACNM.org/membership to apply/reapply for your membership.
ARE YOU A MIDWIFE OF COLOR?
Participation by midwives of color (MOC) in CNMA is vital to the progress of midwifery in California and demands our urgent support. As a small gesture to encourage more MOC to join CNMA, CNMA will be waiving the $200 California affiliate fee for new California members who identify as MOC and join ACNM.
USE COUPON CODE: CA2020 (available indefinitely!).
Please contact our membership Chair, Emily Carter, at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Where exactly do my membership fees go?
The CNMA leadership is 100% volunteer-based, and we are not paid for this work. So where does your money go?
We use your dues to pay for our lobbyists, social media consultant, and attorney, and the money you pay to maintain your CNMA membership is an investment in all of the work CNMA does to support midwives and the people we care for.
Here are just a few examples of the many ways we've put your money to work in recent years:
SB 464: The Dignity in Pregnancy and Childbirth Act (passed in 2019) - Requires mandatory implicit bias training for maternity care providers
SB 1237: The Justice and Equity in Maternity Care Act (passed in 2020) - Removal of the requirement for physician supervision
SB 65: The California Momnibus (passed in 2021) - Created the Midwifery Workforce Training Act (funding for midwifery education), and so much more
An entire slate of Reproductive Freedom bills as part of the Future of Abortion Council (2022)
Reversal of the Medi-Cal Sequester, increasing midwifery and birth center Medi-Cal reimbursement (Governor's Budget 2022)
Here are some of the projects we're currently working on:
Improving the safety and quality of community-to-hospital transfers
Improving contracting with and reimbursement from commercial insurers and Medi-Cal
Building the midwifery workforce in California
Midwifery privileges at hospitals throughout the state
With your help, we're revolutionizing sexual and reproductive healthcare in California!