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Issue #6, April 9, 2015

Update From The States: Massachusetts

Massachusetts Midwives Alliance Organizes For the CPM

A powerful coalition of consumer organizations and midwives has launched a CPM licensing bill that has a real shot this session, despite strong opposition from medical organizations. Learn more about what makes this year's efforts so significant in our Update From The States blog post, authored by former MANA online community manager Sarah Whedon. 
Massachusetts Midwives

Amy SmithMeet the MANA Board:

Director of Professional Development Amy Smith

As Director of Professional Development, it is Amy's role to serve YOU, the midwife in the field, by providing you with tangible tools for your practice and in ways that advance midwifery both regionally and nationally. Learn more about Amy, what brought her to midwifery, and her vision for her role on the board in her blog post here.

#MANA15: Shine

Get to know Albuquerque!

Hotel Albuquerque

Want to learn more about all that Albuquerque has to offer? Check out this Pinterest board, created by MANA Director of Public Affairs Treesa McLean. Watch here for updates on keynote speakers coming soon!

MANA at BirthKeeper Summit

BirthKeepers Summit

Please look for the Midwives Alliance of North America's booth at the upcoming BirthKeeper Summit! Carrie Sparrevohn will be there with lots of great MANA merchandise, and you can join or renew your membership at the same time. See you there!

US MERA update

The Midwives Alliance is preparing our five delegates to attend the 2015 annual meeting of the US MERA Workgroup in April. We will be joining the six other member organizations, which include ACME (Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education), ACNM (American College of Nurse-Midwives), AMCB (American Midwifery Certification Board), MEAC (Midwifery Education Accreditation Council), NACPM (National Association Of Certified Professional Midwives), and NARM (North American Registry of Midwives) in Potomac, Maryland. The meeting will be facilitated by Managance Consulting & Coaching, and will include strategic planning for the upcoming year.

DOR News:

MANA Stats Annual Reporting Deadline Approaching

The MANA Stats support team wants to remind you that the May 5th Annual Reporting deadline is coming up soon. As you finish your postpartum care for those last 2014 clients, please be sure to complete their MANA Stats forms. Remember that by May 5th 2015, all of your 2014 data forms need to be submitted. This means any client who gave birth, miscarried or left care in 2014. Take a look at your account today and if you have any of these clients still in your log, please finish them up!

Save the dates:

Apr 30 - May 3: BirthKeeper Summit (Come see us at the MANA table!)

Oct 15-18: MANA 2015 conference
MANA 2015: Shine
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