April 2014 – The US Midwifery Education, Regulation, and Association (US MERA) Workgroup met on April 10-13, 2014 to continue discussions on how to expand access to high quality midwifery care and physiologic birth for women in all birth settings in the US. The Workgroup includes representatives from AMCB, ACME, ACNM, MANA, MEAC, NACPM and NARM.
During this meeting, US MERA reached an important milestone – agreeing to work together to achieve several important action steps critical to the future of midwifery in the US. In addition, the following key topics were at the center of discussion: barriers to CPM licensing and practice; accreditation of midwifery education processes and programs; and innovative midwifery education models that prepare midwives for entry-level practice while incorporating cost containment.
Click here to read “2014 US MERA Meeting: A Summary Report”