Keep Up With The Latest Concepts in Midwifery at #MANA16
This year's MANA conference offers tracks to meet the needs of every midwife and student: clinical, legal issues, social justice, research and skills. Our plenaries were carefully chosen to make sure you are up-to-date on the leading issues in the field, including:
MANA Division of Research Annual Update and Research Roundup
The MANA Division of Research will report on the activities of the previous year with a focus on the new applications for access to the MANA Stats datasets that have yielded study results by the time of the conference. We will provide an overview of the research questions and key study findings that resulted from these applications. We will also present an analysis of 2015 annual reporting outcomes, and discuss ways findings to date can be used for quality improvement and quality assurance. The status of MANA Stats data collection will also be discussed, as the project reaches a milestone of having collected 100,000 completed, prospectively logged data records
How to Pass Go in the Game of Midwifery - Indra Lusero, Esq.
Session explores the concepts of equity and equality:
- Internalized, interpersonal, institutional and structural oppression
- Social determinants of health, health disparities, and health inequities
- Antitrust law and how it impacts health care
- Open records requests, explorations of state and federal agencies.
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We Sued the Sheriff: Lessons from Rulemaking in Arizona - Julie Gunnigle
In 2012, the midwives and consumers of Arizona pushed for a bill to open the midwifery rules of practice. The rules were opened and after countless meetings and open forums, VBACs were added to the scope of practice for licensed midwives. What looked like a win was quickly reversed when legislators sought to undo this increase and the Department of Health Services began changing the way it read existing rules. That same year, the Department announced that there was a "new sheriff in town." This new sheriff suspended fifteen percent of the actively practicing midwives in the state in a single year. This presentation will focus on the lessons learned from the rule making and hearing process in Arizona, along with advocacy pointers for midwives and birth workers alike.
Learn more about our plenaries and keynotes —including Robin Lim, Michael Klein, and Brian Bootstaylor — and register now.