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The National Association of Certified Professional Midwives (NACPM)
The National Association of Certified Professional Midwives is the membership organization specifically representing certified professional midwives (CPM) in the United States. CPMs, a rapidly growing segment of the profession, are primary maternity care providers trained to offer high-quality, evidence-based care to women during the childbearing year, incorporating best practices to foster normal physiologic birth. CPMs may qualify to provide care in all settings, with special training for service in homes and free-standing birth centers. Founded in 2001, NACPM has adopted a policy agenda for promoting integration of CPMs into the maternity care system, addressing barriers to practice, supporting licensing in all 50 states, promoting quality care through clinical practice resources, and engaging in state and federal advocacy to increase women’s access to quality care and address birth outcome disparities.
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The Association of MIdwifery Educators
Supporting Excellence in Midwifery Education
The Association of Midwifery Educators (AME) is a group of member schools, educators and administrators who have come together with a common goal of building a robust network of support and resources for direct-entry midwifery education. We strive to provide solutions and offer recommendations to educators, to develop midwifery curriculum and enhance administrative best practices.
AME is dedicated to the art and science of midwifery education and ensuring that educators have access to the connections, collaborations and coordinated opportunities they need to succeed in the work of teaching, nurturing and mentoring midwives for the future. At the same time we want to help build strong schools by connecting school administrators who are faced with unique challenges and workloads typically with very limited resources.
The Association of Midwifery Educators (AME) is a not-for-profit 501c6 organization.