Monday, May 4, 2009

Grassroots Network: M.O.M. Campaign: midwives and health care reform

Dear Friends,

Congress has laid out an ambitious timeline for achieving health care reform this year. Midwives and consumers are mobilizing quickly to take advantage of this unprecedented opportunity and to defend against any threats to accessing midwifery care.

Midwives Organizing for Mothers (M.O.M.) is a new national campaign to raise awareness and secure a place for Certified Professional Midwives in our health care system. Spearheaded by the National Association of Certified Professional Midwives (NACPM), the M.O.M. Campaign Steering Committee includes the Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA), the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM), the Midwifery Education Accreditation Council (MEAC), Citizens for Midwifery (CfM) and the International Center for Traditional Childbearing (ICTC).

CfM's President, Susan Hodges, and Vice President, Nasima Pfaffl, are designated members of the M.O.M Campaign Steering Committee representing Citizens for Midwifery. They will be heading to Washington DC, along with the other Steering Committee members from NACPM, NARM, MEAC and MANA, to meet on May 4-5 to fine-tune our campaign strategies and meet with various legislators and congressional committee members.

Join the leaders of this initiative for a conference call Webinar on Thursday, May 7th at 8 p.m. EST to find out more about the M.O.M Campaign and how you can participate! Details to follow early next week; this will be an information call rather than a discussion. And, be ready for Action Alerts!

Susan Hodges "gatekeeper"

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