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AABC News Brief - JUNE 7 2019

Friday, June 7, 2019   (0 Comments)

3 Things You Need to Know

1. Stretch Your Budget with Early Bird Registration for the Birth Institute

2. Register for June IRC Office Hours

3. Strong Start Part of Conversation on Maternal Health in Rural Communities

1. Stretch Your Budget with Early Bird Registration for the Birth Institute

  • Attending the AABC Birth Institute is a must for many birth centers and midwives.  And, we know that the expenses for conference attendance can add up quickly.  A thrifty organization ourselves, we want to share some ways to stretch your conference budget.

    Take advantage of Early Bird Registration fees.  Register by June 17th and save up to $130 on your conference registration.
  • Make youre AABC membership is up to date. Members save more than 20% on their conference registrations.
  • Come as a group. When additional people from your organization register, they can save 10% on their general registration for the convention.
  • Take advantage of the AABC group rate at the conference  hotel.  There are no hidden fees, the AABC rate includes the $25/night resort fee.

Learn more ways to make your funds go farther at the AABC Birth Institute.>>


2. Register for June IRC Office Hours

Wednesday, June 12th at 12:00PM (ET)
Are you having difficulty getting in network with payers? Has contracting got you down? Join Industry Relations Committee (IRC) members Elizabeth Simmons and Cynthia Flynn for the June IRC Office Hours. Tell us your problems with insurers, employers and other payers! We will brainstorm solutions together.

A benefit of AABC membership. 

Learn more and register.>>


3. Strong Start part of conversation on maternal health in rural communities

On Wednesday, June 12th, AABC Research Chair Diana Jolles, PhD, CNM will be present the AABC Strong Start data and how it increases access to midwives in rural communities as part of a panel at the event "A Conversation on Maternal Health Care in Rural Communities: Charting a Path to Improved Access, Quality and Outcomes."

This interactive event will provide an overview of the state of maternal health care in rural communities, with a focus on access to maternal health services before, during, and after pregnancy. Attendees will learn about promising practices and help identify areas of opportunity to improve access to maternal health services and achieve health equity within rural communities.

The event is free and attendees can attend virtually or in-person in Washington, D.C. It is hosted by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in collaboration with the American Academy of Family Physicians, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services Office of Women's Health, Health Resources and Services Administration, National Birth Equity Collaborative, and the National Rural Health Association.

Learn more and register.>>


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