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Issue #27, March 9, 2016

ICTC Joins US MERA!

MANA is thrilled to announce that ICTC has been admitted as a full association member to the US MERA coalition of midwifery organizations. Colleen Donovan-Batson talks about this long-awaited union on the MANA blog.

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Membership Advisory Council Kickoff Webinar


YOUR voice is critical to the Midwives Alliance future programs, advocacy, and policies. The new Membership Advisory Council (MAC) was designed to ensure member input is woven into every aspect of our work. Born out of member feedback at the most recent MANA gatherings, the MAC creates a clear system of member communication and representation at the Midwives Alliance. Learn more at our upcoming MAC webinar on Thursday, April 7, at 3:00 pm EST. Watch here and in your inbox for details.

Meet the MANA Division of Research

The Midwives Alliance Division of Research (DOR) is a volunteer group comprised of clinicians, academics, research and policy experts, and database developers. Together they work to increase knowledge about midwifery care and help midwives become more fluent in conducting research, critically appraising the available data, and incorporating the best available research findings into their practice. Learn more about the members of the DOR and their roles in this week's blog post.

Elections Closing Soon!

Be sure to cast your vote NOW!


Elections to fill positions on the MANA board are underway! This year we are voting electronically. Candidate bios, board position descriptions, and voting instructions were emailed to all voting members on Monday, February 15. If you did not receive the email with voting instructions and think you should have, please contact Vicki Hedley.

If you are not yet a voting member of MANA, but would like to participate in this year's elections, it's not too late! Join MANA here, then contact Vicki Hedley to receive your voting instructions.

More information on the board positions and the candidates is available here.

#MANA16 Atlanta: Save the Date!

Think Atlanta's all peach trees and antebellum architecture? Think again! Explore the birthplace of Martin Luther King, Jr. Check out the wonders of the Georgia Aquarium. Wander miles of the Atlanta BeltLine by foot or on two wheels. Whet your appetite at the Sweet Auburn Curb Market.

All more reasons to join us for ‪# MANA16‬.

Get ready for International Day of the Midwife 2016!

 
#IDM2016, celebrated on May 5, will be honoring midwives with the theme "Women and Newborns: The Heart of Midwifery." You'll also see a familiar phrase in this year's campaign: I am a midwife! Watch here for Midwives Alliance campaign and learn more about the International Day of the Midwife (IDM) here.
Vote NOW!

Save the dates:


NOW - Mar 12: Board Election Voting

Apr 7: MAC Webinar

May 5: #IDM2016

Oct 13 - 16: #MANA16, Atlanta, GA

 
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