MANA 2015 SHINE Exhibitor & Sponsorships Prospectus!
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Issue #7, April 22, 2015

MANA unveils new revised Core Competencies

The Midwives Alliance Revised Core Competencies incorporate the International Confederation of Midwives core competencies as well as our commitment to cultural and gender inclusivity. Members of the MANA Document Committee, chaired by Justine Clegg, and the MANA Board took a side-by-side comparison of ICM and MANA core competencies, and added those from ICM that apply to midwifery in the United States to our existing competencies. With input from stakeholder experts including ICTC, we revised our language to reflect our commitment to serving all communities seeking midwifery services. Find the revised Core Competencies here. 

Update from the States:

Congrats Maryland!

As Midwives Alliance prepares for the US MERA meeting in Maryland, we celebrate with midwives and families there that House Bill HB9 and Senate Bill SB103 have passed both houses unanimously! These bills will establish a licensure process, regulatory language and an advisory committee for direct entry midwifery practice. While the governor has not yet signed the bill, no problems are expected. Congratulations Maryland!

MANA 2015 ShineSponsor or Exhibit at MANA 2015

Now Accepting Applications!

Support midwifery and showcase your business, products or services to the birth community by sponsoring, exhibiting or advertising at the 2015 MANA SHINE Conference in Albuquerque. The exhibit area will offer prime access to conference attendees throughout the 3+ day event.What you need to know:

  • Sponsorship packages offered at many price levels;
  • Exhibit pricing offers great value, with no increase for 2015;
  • Returning for 2015: the popular Thursday night Exhibits Reception following Opening Ceremony;
  • Complimentary WiFi and parking

Exhibit spaces are assigned in the order in they are received - Deadline: September 23;

Exhibits sells out, so reserve your spot today!

For details and to download the full prospectus or application, visit here

Adrian Feldhusen, Director of Organizational DevelopmentMeet Adrian Feldhusen

MANA Organizational Development Director

Meet Adrian Feldhusen, NHCM, CPM, and MANA's Organizational Development Director! Adrian is the founder and owner of The Birth Cottage in Milford, NH, a free standing birth center offering woman centered care throughout the lifespan. She currently serves as the Chairperson for the state's licensing and regulatory board in New Hampshire, and is a firefighter and AEMT in her community. Learn more about her and her vision for development at MANA in this week's blog post.

Nicole White, Interim Events Director Welcome Nicole White: Interim Events Director

Please join us in welcoming Nicole Marie White, CPM, as our new Interim Events Director!

Nicole Marie White is a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) and activist. For more than a decade, Nicole has caught babies in a variety of settings, in various cities, and in several languages around the world. Nicole believes that spreading the midwifery model of care is the best way to address the high maternal and infant mortality rates locally and globally. Nicole's passion is to train more midwives. Nicole has worked in Haiti and in Uganda working with local Traditional Midwives. in 2012 she received a fellowship in the city of Detroit to work on public policy surrounding the inequitable rate of African American infant mortality, reflective of many of of the USA's urban landscapes. Nicole currently practices in Michigan and she is on the board of directors of the Michigan Midwives Association and on the Coalition to License Certified Professional Midwives in Michigan.

We're excited that she is joining the team and are looking forward to working with her on events such as #MANA15. Welcome, Nicole!

Update from the DOR

2014 log entries due by May 5th

MANA Stats continues to grow! During the last 30 days contributors completed 1,550 data forms! We're coming up on the deadline for the 2014 Annual Report at the fall conference - to be included, you need to complete *every* 2014 log entry by May 5. Email us or give us a call if you need any help, and thank you! - The MANA Stats Support Team

Save the dates:

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

Oct 15-18: MANA 2015 conference
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