AUGUST 2019 | Newsletter

Updated: Aug 2, 2019

California Nurse-Midwives Association

AUGUST 2019 | Newsletter


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It’s time to REGISTER for the 2019 Annual CNMA meeting!

DONATE TO CNMA’s new 501c3!

OPEN POSITIONS for the CNMA board of directors- CNMA wants YOU!

Mindful Birthing Teacher Training Opportunity

Questions? News? Want to get involved?

It’s time to REGISTER for the 2019 Annual CNMA meeting!

Meeting Highlights


Karen Scott, MD Keynote Speaker

Topic: Choosing Courage Over Comfort: Using Reproductive Justice to Move Us from Bias and Blame to Accountability and Autonomy

Dr. Karen A. Scott, MD, MPH, FACOG, is a Reproductive Justice (RJ) informed sexual, reproductive, and perinatal epidemiologist and obstetric hospitalist. As a "dissident, disruptive, and recovering" board certified OBGYN and critical public health scholar, her work is accomplished through the application of cultural rigor and a RJ praxis in sexual and reproductive health education, health service provision, health services research, and community informed hospital based QI initiatives. Dr. Scott’s clinical and research interests include the analysis of structural, institutional, and interpersonal factors that inform health care access, quality and utilization, focusing on equitable patient-provider and community-hospital partnerships and shared decision making.

Currently, Dr Scott is an assistant adjunct professor in the Family Health Care Nursing Department at the University of California San Francisco, the Director of California Birth Equity Collaborative with the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative, and a 2018-2019 Women's Policy Institute State Fellow in Reproductive Justice with the Women's Foundation of California.

Brenda Jackson DNP, FNP, CNM

Topic: “Midwives as Opinion Leaders & Change Agents”

Brenda will present on various projects she has led while exploring this concept in action. This will include a breakout session and discussion.

Brenda serves as Director of the Clinical Care Improvement for Clinical Quality in The Kaiser Permanente Foundation. She leads and supports the national teams for Women & Children’s Health, Multiple Sclerosis, and the Safety Management System. Her work has emphasized interregional, multidisciplinary collaboration to implement strategic advancement in patient quality, safety and care experience.

Angie Magana, CNM, NP

Topic: Sexual and Gender Minority Health

Angie Magana has been a program manager at the Los Angeles LGBT Center in Hollywood CA from 2014 to the present providing outstanding culturally competent healthcare in a FQHC with a primary focus on endocrinology, gynecology and sexual health. Among other projects, she has launched a successful program focused on female sexual minority patients, she has managed cross gender hormone therapy for successful and safe transition in accordance with WPATH standards of care; and she has acted as primary resource and trainer for other practitioners to facilitate education and practice updates in transgender medicine and gynecologic health.

Cost of Registration:

$100.00 for members

(Nonmembers receive the 100.00 rate if you show evidence of joining CNMA when you register)>>> Now is a GOLDEN opportunity to join!!

$145.00 for nonmembers

$75.00 for students and retirees!

Fundraiser: Wine and Cheese Social

10/4/19: Oeno Vino in Atwater Village.

Time: 6:00pm.

Address: 3111 Glendale Blvd LA CA 90039

Cost $20.00

This fee will provide a drink ticket, an amazing venue, and a raffle and/or silent auction. There will be a wide variety of food and additional drink for purchase.

CNMA will split the proceeds with the LA Chapter of CNMA.<