Implementing SB 1237: Integrating Certified Nurse-Midwives

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SB 1237 became law on January 1, allowing certified nurse-midwives in California to answer the call to fill the critical need for obstetric providers in this state. With healthcare costs rising, healthcare providers in short supply, a looming national maternal mortality crisis, and the COVID-19 pandemic stretching our limited resources, legislators recognized the need to remove the antiquated requirement for physician supervision of nurse-midwives, freeing both midwives and doctors to practice where they are needed most. 

In this session, you’ll learn what the Justice and Equity in Maternity Care Act means for your health system, how to quickly come into compliance with the law, and how your practice can effectively integrate nurse-midwives into your care team. We’ll cover each section of the law and explain what you must do, as well as what you can do to get the most out of the midwifery workforce.  The midwifery model is centered on listening to and empowering all who give birth, including BIPOC women, which results in fewer preterm births and NICU admissions, reduced cesarean section rates, fewer hemorrhages, better breastfeeding, and greater patient satisfaction, all of which help reduce racism-based disparities and lead to birth equity. This session will highlight an example of what midwives have to offer at the clinic level: Eisner Health, a Federally Qualified Health Center in Los Angeles where midwives and perinatologists provide team-based care and improve outcomes, all while saving money.

  • What is a Certified Nurse-Midwife?
  • Current state of maternity care in California
  • What SB-1237 does and what compliance means
  • Steps clinics can take to integrate midwives, improve outcomes, and save money
  • How midwifery care can be a strategy toward health equity

  • Paris Maloof-Bury, MSN, CNM, President of the California Nurse-Midwives Association
  • Betsy Jenkins, CNM, MPH, FACNM, Eisner Health

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  • Non Member, Non Health Center: $125

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5/6/2021 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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