JANUARY 2019 Newsletter
THIS MONTH'S ISSUE:
A LETER FROM THE PRESIDENT OF CNMA
CNMA.ORG IS LIVE!
CNMA'S PULSE CHECK SURVEY ENDS JAN 25TH
CNMA RESPONDS TO ACNM RE:LGBTQ STATEMENT
CURES 2.0 UPDATE
CNMA IS JOINING FORCES WITH CHCF'S "MY BIRTH MATTERS" CAMPAIGN
NEW PUBLICLY REPORTED CNM STATISTIC/BIRTH CERTIFICATE ACCURACY
CANNABIS AND PREGNANCY, A SURVEY
A LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT OF CNMA
Happy New Year from your CNMA Board of Directors!
We hope you were able to spend time with your family and friends over the Holidays and we wish you all the best in 2019. This year brings many new directions that your Board of Directors is hoping to pursue! Based on our strategic plan developed in October 2018, we will NOT be running a major scope bill this year. Instead, we will be focusing on many things to strengthen our organization.
Some of the important items we will focus on are initiating a membership drive, starting an advisory group on diversification and structural racism, and continuing to build alliances with like-minded organizations who have similar goals and missions, including working to develop a strong presence within the California Coalition for Reproductive Freedom.
We will be working hard to build alliances with legislators and organizations involved in the legislative process so we can work on important issues in women's health including improving access to midwifery care. In addition, we hope to build a healthy working relationship with ACOG District IX. Although there are some issues that divide us, we will focus on the many issues in women's health that can bring us together.
We are developing a new website and updating our communication platforms. In addition, we will be starting an initiative to ensure CNMs are getting credit for the births they are attending.
We will continue our work to ensure our organization is fiscally strong by developing a sound fiscal budget; and we hope to begin fundraising projects. We also hope to begin the process of engaging with payors to ensure CNMs are visible to them and to their clients.
As you can see, CNMA has a lot on its plate for the New Year! We will be very busy at work with these exciting new challenges, and hope to continue to build our organization so we can best support the wonderful work of CNMs throughout the State, whether it is in the home, birth center, or hospital setting.
Please reach out to your colleagues and encourage them to join!! If you would like to get involved or if you have issues you think we should be addressing, please reach out to me or your regional representative.
I am filled with gratitude to each and every one of you for the indelible mark you leave every day on the lives of women and families of California.
Kathleen Belzer, CNM
CNMA's NEW WEBSITE IS LIVE!
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Our merchandise store is now open! cnma.org/store
Encourage your friends to donate to CNMA! cnma.org/donate
CNMA’s SURVEY ends Jan 25, 2019
Thank you to everyone who has taken our survey so far. We are learning so much from our participants! If you haven’t yet taken the survey, please do so by clicking HERE or by going to https://goo.gl/forms/eUXFySCxiRdgrpP43
Don’t forget, the survey ends on Jan 25, 2019!