Quality Improvement Webinar on Midwifery Integration, May 9, 2023 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Live Webinar via Zoom

CMQCC invites you to a live panelist discussion for California hospitals and other stakeholders in maternity care quality improvement. This is the second webinar in a Quality Improvement Webinar Series titled, "The Next Step: Integrating Midwives, Doulas and Community-Based Care" (Detail on series topics below).May9WebinarFlyer_TheMidwifeQuestion

Holly Smith, CNM, MPH, FACNM, the lead editor for the Toolkit to Support Vaginal Birth and Reduce Primary Cesareans will facilitate a discussion with panelists on the evolving state of midwifery integration in the US and California, and the rationale for midwifery integration as a next step in quality improvement for birthing people.

1) Define the meaning of midwifery integration at both the macro (state and federal) and micro (clinical and inter-professional) levels.
2) Describe the importance of midwifery integration as a necessary component of quality improvement in maternity care.
3) Identify opportunities and challenges for midwifery integration at your facility.

​Sue Baelen, LM, CPM, Principal, Sacred Body Midwifery, San Francisco, CA, Member, San Francisco Homebirth Collective and the Bay Area Homebirth Collective
Eva Goodfriend-Reaño
, CNM, WHNP, IBCLC, Midwifery Clinical Chief – Alameda Health System, Oakland CA
Mimi Niles, PhD, MPH, CNM/LM Assistant Professor, New York University, Midwife, Woodhull Medical Center – NYC Health + Hospitals


About the Quality Improvement Webinar Series
"The Next Step: Integrating Midwives, Doulas and Community-Based Care." 

Webinar Topics and Dates
(All webinars will be held from 12 - 1:30 p.m. PST via Zoom)

Team-Based Care
Held February 3, 2023
Slide Set. Watch Webinar Replay.

Midwifery Integration
May 9, 2023
Registration now open

Partnering with Doulas
August 30, 2023
Registration now open

Community Birth - Improving Transfer of Care
October 25, 2023
Registration now open