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CNMA Mid-Month Update | December 2020

California Nurse-Midwives Association

Mid-Month Update | December 2020

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Table of Contents

More SB1237 implementation tools now available!

Join the Professional Practice Committee at CNMA

SB464 e-learning available now!

Literature on structural racism and intersectional feminism in American midwifery

Call for manuscripts on gynecologic, sexual, and reproductive health care

Share your knowledge!

A.C.N.M. Foundation's $1,000 Community Grants: Focus on COVID-19, Racial Inequities, and Health Disparities

Medi-Cal Rx Update

Birth Worker of Color Survey

Health Policy Reads: Access, Outcomes, and Opportunities

Prematurity Awareness Month

Criminalizing Pregnancy

Job openings to share?

Questions? News? Want to get involved?

 

More SB1237 implementation tools now available!


The Executive Summary, Quick Start Guide, Community Birth Provider Checklist, and webinar recordings are all available at www.cnma.org/sb1237. And if you need assistance with implementation, you can sign up for office hours! The CNMA Health Policy Leadership Team is here to support you to make sure your personal practice or health care system is in compliance with the new law.

 

Join the Professional Practice Committee at CNMA


Now that SB1237 has passed, what will it mean for midwives and families in our state? That is what you get to decide! The Professional Practice Committee needs your voice and your expertise. We’re looking for interested members who would like to help develop tools and resources to help nurse-midwives in California to implement best practices. We’re talking everything from how to start a practice, how to get hospital privileges, credentialing, and more! If this sounds like you, the PPC would love to have you join us. For more information, contact Shaughanassee Vines, CNM at shaughanassee.vines@frontier.edu. And thanks!

 

SB464 e-learning available now!


Diversity Science and Rachel Hardeman, PhD, MPH, have created interactive e-learning modules for perinatal providers focused on implicit bias and reproductive justice that align with the training requirements outlined in the California Dignity in Pregnancy and Childbirth Act (Senate Bill 464) which went into effect in January 2020. Learn more or register here!

 

Literature on structural racism and intersectional feminism in American midwifery


As we work toward becoming an antiracist organization, we hope you take a few moments to check out these articles:

Midwives and Pregnant Women of Color: Why We Need to Understand Intersectional Changes in Midwifery to Reclaim Home Birth” by Danielle Thompson

Constructing the Modern American Midwife: White Supremacy and White Feminism Collide” by P. Mimi Niles and Michelle Drew

 

Call for manuscripts on gynecologic, sexual, and reproductive health care


The editors of the Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health (JMWH) are soliciting manuscripts for upcoming JMWH continuing education (CE) offerings. Specifically, they are looking for Reviews, Innovations from the Field, Clinical Rounds case reports, and Commentaries. Original Research manuscripts are not being solicited for this call. Descriptions of the JMWH article types can be found in the Journal’s instructions for authors at www.jmwh.org. All manuscripts should include a discussion of how the topic interacts with health equity. Please send your proposed manuscript topic and type of article to Frances E. Likis, DrPH, NP, CNM, FACNM, FAAN, JMWH Editor-in-Chief, at flikis@acnm.org by January 8, 2021. The JMWH editors will evaluate proposed manuscript topics and advise authors of their suitability. The deadline for initial manuscript submission is March 15, 2021.


 

Share your knowledge!


CNMA is working to launch virtual CEU offerings. If you are interested in being a presenter, please reach out to Jillian Cauley at jillcauley4@gmail.com.

 

A.C.N.M. Foundation's $1,000 Community Grants: Focus on COVID-19, Racial Inequities, and Health Disparities


The A.C.N.M. Foundation's Thacher Community Grants support small, yet high impact community-based projects designed to promote excellence in health outcomes for all people and communities. The 2021 grants will give preference to projects that relate to the COVID-19 pandemic, especially those that target racial inequities and/or health disparities; care for people with physical or mental illness or disability; and/or care for populations in low-resource settings. The grant amount has been increased from $500 to $1,000 per grant to help grantees tackle these urgent and challenging issues. Apply here by January 22, 2021.

 

Medi-Cal Rx Update


Given the ongoing challenges and constantly evolving health care landscape associated with the unprecedented COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE), the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has decided to lengthen the transition time to the full implementation of Medi-Cal Rx by three months, until April 1, 2021. In the interim, all current prescription drug service processes and protocols, both effectuated by DHCS and Medi-Cal managed care plans (MCPs), will remain unchanged and in place until Medi-Cal Rx launches. Meanwhile, for more information on changes to the pharmacy provider self-attestation process coming in 2021, please click here.

 

Birth Worker of Color Survey


Elephant Circle, The National Association to Advance Black Birth and The National Black Midwives Alliance are conducting a survey to evaluate the needs and the desires of the community with regard to convening, or supporting in another way, birth workers of color. Please consider taking the time to complete this survey and support the work being done to advance the work of Birth Equity and Reproductive Justice being led by Black women and Black midwives. Click here to complete the survey.

 

Health Policy Reads: Access, Outcomes, and Opportunities


If you are sitting around the fireplace during the holidays, looking for some enticing health policy reads, take a look at what a new report by the CommonWealth Fund says about access to midwifery