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Join an AABC CommitteeAABC Committees

AABC has many opportunities for you to get involved. Read the descriptions below and then click here to apply online to serve on an AABC Committee in 2018. Deadline to apply is November 1, 2017.

  • Bylaws Committee

    The Bylaws Committee reviews the Bylaws and Administrative Regulations and makes recommendations for changes to the AABC Board of Directors and membership.
  • Diversity Committee

    This new committee advises the Board of directors about the diversity of the membership of the organization and propose education and/or programs to meet the needs of members.
  • Finance Committee

    This committee maintains the fiscal stability and long-term economic health of the Association by providing oversight of budgeting and financial planning, financial reporting, and the creation and monitoring of internal controls and accountability policies. 
  • Government Affairs Committee

    This committee is open to all and meets monthly to discuss current birth center legislation around the country, plan birth center advocacy events and help birth centers navigate the world of legislation and regulations. In 2017 the committee will continue its efforts on CMS network adequacy, collaboration with states, and work with our federal lobbyist.
  • Industry Relations Committee

    This committee is open to all and meets monthly to discuss insurance contracting issues, to advocate for increased inclusion of birth centers into insurance policies and to teach members strategies to achieve higher reimbursement rates in their insurance contracts.  In 2017 the committee will continue its work to engage business coalitions and employers.  This includes working with our consultant to collectively reach out to major employers and unions, the development of tools to educate the public about birth centers, instructing birth center members how to use the tool kit identify and engage employers employees on the local level, and developing and utilizing results from surveys to assist birth centers.
  • Membership/Public Relations Committee

    The committee is open to all and meets monthly to develop campaigns and programs to increase AABC membership through member programs, outreach and engagement, as well as promotion and education about AABC and birth centers.
  • Program Committee

    This committee is open to all and meets monthly to identify member requests for the yearly Birth Institute, identify topics and speakers and plan convention events. In 2018 the committee will plan the program of the 12th Annual Birth Institute (October 4-7, 2018 in Ft Worth, Texas).  
  • Research Committee

    This committee is open to all and meets monthly to discuss research issues and plan/conduct research projects relevant to birth center practice.
  • Webinar Committee

    This committee is open to all and meets monthly to plan webinar offerings in an effort to help meet the education needs of AABC members.
  • Workshops Committee

    This committee is comprised of qualified members and meets on an as needed basis to plan, review and revise the How to Start a Birth Center Workshop and to create additional education opportunities for AABC members.
  • Standards Committee

    The Standards Committee is comprised of midwives (CPMs and CNMs), birth center administrators and owners, physicians, and consumers.  It is charged by the AABC board reviewing and updating the AABC Standards for Birth Centers.
  • Nominating Committee

    This committee is comprised of elected members and meets monthly in season to discuss and plan the slate of yearly AABC Board positions that need to be filled.

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