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California Nurse-Midwives Association June 2021 | Newsletter

Updated: Jun 8, 2021


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Table of Contents

Message from the President

California Affiliate Meeting

Join a CNMA Committee!

Continuing Education Committee

Midwifery Workforce Development and Education Support Committee

Join the CNMA Board of Directors!

President-Elect (10/2021-10/2025)

Secretary (10/2021-10/2023)

Northern California Representative (10/2021-10/2023)

Central California Representative (10/2021-10/2023)

UCSF Student Representative (10/2021-10/2022):

CSUF Student Representative (10/2021-10/2022):

Nominating Committee Members (10/2021-10/2024)

Tools for Scaling up Midwifery in California NOW!

CNMA Position Statement on CNM Admitting and Discharge Privileges in California Hospitals

New! Templates and Tools for Implementing SB 1237

Independent Contractors

New CPCA Webinar on Implementing SB 1237: Integrating Certified Nurse Midwives

CNMA: Award-Winning Work!

California Health Policy

SB 65 Passed the Senate!

Judge drops Chelsea Becker's Murder Charge!

Virtual Advocacy Day complete!

Institute for Medicaid Innovation calls for state based teams to participate in a project to analyze midwifery models of care to improve birth equity among medicaid populations.

National Policy


Midwives for Maximizing Optimal Maternity Services (MOMS) Act

Education, Trainings, and Webinars

Triage and Management of Late Preterm Birth

Maternal Mental Health: The first ACE

Advancing Maternal Health Equity and Reducing Maternal Mortality

Advancing the Well-Being of LGBTQI+ Populations

CHCF Health Care Leadership Program

ACNM 2021 Annual Meeting Recording

Postpartum Support International: 2-Day Components of Care and Advanced Trainings:

Postpartum Support International: 34th Annual Conference

2021 AABC Birth Institute

Scholarships and Grants

HRSA’s 2021 Faculty Loan Repayment Program

Job Opportunities

California Health Care Foundation

Eisner Health

Highland Hospital

June: Education Lead

Kaiser Napa Solano

Kaiser Roseville

US Navy Reserve

Job openings to share?

Volunteer Opportunities

AWHONN Maternal Morbidity and Mortality Task Force

Medi-Cal Rx Update

Midwife Crush Mondays!

Questions? News? Want to get involved?


Message from the President

CNMA is getting it done!

Since the passage of SB 1237, we’ve done a lot to implement the bill, eliminate barriers to CNM practice, and increase equitable access to midwifery care (be sure to read below about new resources on our website). And now that physician supervision is no longer an issue, we’re finally able to broaden our focus to tackle so much more!

Looking back, I feel proud of all we’ve accomplished, and the work we’re doing in California is gaining recognition. The CNMA Reproductive Justice and Antiracism Committee has received a lot of attention from ACNM's Affiliate Development and Support team, who recognizes CNMA as a leader and a model for affiliates throughout ACNM when it comes to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, as well as Reproductive Justice and Anti-Racism. While we at CNMA know that we still have a long way to go in this arena, it feels good to receive positive feedback! Plus, CNMA was recently awarded the Elizabeth “Betty” Curtis Award by ANA\C (more details below), and our Health Policy Chair, Holly Smith was this year’s recipient of ACNM’s Public Policy Award!

Looking forward, I feel fiercely optimistic as we are moving toward