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Weekly News Brief
Friday, February 14, 2020
AABC News Brief - FEB 14 2020 »
3 things you need to know 1. 2020 Dates Set for In-Person How to Start a Birth Center Workshops 2. Midwives and Doul...
Friday, February 7, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
AABC News Brief - FEB 7 2020 »
3 things you need to know 1. NASEM Releases New Consensus Study Report Birth Settings in America: Outcomes, Quality, A...
Friday, January 31, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
AABC News Brief - JAN 31 2020 »
3 things you need to know 1. National Academies to Release Report Birth Settings in America: Outcomes Quality, Access...
Friday, January 24, 2020
AABC News Brief - JAN 24 2020 »
3 things you need to know 1. Deadline to Submit Abstracts for 2020 Birth Institute Fast Approaching 2. Apply for Sch...
Friday, January 17, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
AABC News Brief - JAN 17 2020 »
3 things you need to know 1. Attend Webinar Wednesday on Pelvic Floor Therapy 2. Welcome New Birth Center Members...

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
BABIES Act Introduced to Expand Access to Birth Centers »
Legislation seeks to improve availability of high-quality maternal care by building on successful pilot program Wash...
Saturday, June 1, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
AABC Birth Center Care Wins Health Value Award »
The Health Value Awards recognize outstanding services, products, and programs across 24 categories spanning the health ca...
Friday, November 9, 2018   (1 Comment - view/add)
New Government Report Recommends Birth Center Care »
New Government Report Recommends Birth Center Care AABC Birth Centers provide mothers and newborns with a Strong Start!...
Friday, June 29, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
AABC Seeks Nominations for 2018 Achievement Awards »
Do you want to recognize a person who has been a champion for birth centers? You may want to nominate a professional peer...
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
AABC Issues Position Statement on Nitrous Oxide for Labor Analgesia »
Nitrous oxide is a proven method for pain management in labor and birth centers are increasingly adding this to their opti...

Legislative Alerts
Friday, January 10, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Congress Approves Sweeping End-of-Year Legislation »
by Patrick Cooney, The Federal Group Just before leaving for the holiday break Congress moved swiftly to pass a broad p...
Friday, July 19, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Midwives for MOMS Act Introduced in Congress »
Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) and Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03), the Co-Founders and Co-Chairs...
Wednesday, September 20, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Policy Update on Healthcare Reform »
September 20, 2017 POLICY UPDATE ON HEALTHCARE REFORM Update from Patrick Cooney of The Federal Group, AABC'...
Friday, July 28, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Health Care Reform Dies in the Senate »
Health Care Reform Dies In The Senate   Around 1:45 am on the morning of Friday, July 28th, the Sena...
Wednesday, July 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Senate Republicans Win on Motion to Proceed to Health Reform Debate, First Vote to Repeal ACA Fails »
A Senate Republican bill, BRCA, that largely repeals and replaces the Affordable Care Act (ACA) with coverage provisions t...

Conference News
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
2020 AABC Birth Institute Call for Abstracts »
Deadline: February 3, 2020 The AABC Program Committee is accepting abstracts for the  14th Annual AABC Birth In...
Tuesday, June 20, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Lowdown on Birth Institute Sessions »
Have you been thinking about attending the convention since you read the blog last month? Of course you have!  Now yo...
Monday, May 22, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
2017 Birth Institute - Come for the Education, Stay for the Vacation »
Check out our blog!  Why?  It's time to register for the 2017 Birth Institute in gorgeous Anchorage, Alaska. &nb...
Tuesday, December 29, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
AABC workshop schedule for 2016 is released! »
The AABC How to Start a Birth Center Workshop calendar is set for 2016!  Do you want to attend?  Do you know s...

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