AABC stands in solidarity with all who are working to effect change at the community, state, and national levels. Recent events are drawing national attention to the urgent need to address systemic racism and its impact on people in our country. Continue Reading
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The American Association of Birth Centers (AABC) and the Commission for the Accreditation of Birth Centers (CABC) are leading an initiative to help systems address surge capacity and improve safety by diverting low-risk, pregnant patients to temporary Auxiliary Maternity Units. Continue Reading
With hospitals at risk of reaching capacity due to COVID-19 admissions, freestanding birth centers can help to provide care for lower risk pregnancy and birth. Continue Reading
AABC was among an elite group of 30 companies and individuals recognized for leading innovative changes in healthcare. Continue Reading
The goal of the Strong Start initiative was to improve the quality of prenatal care for Medicaid recipients by providing additional services and to reduce costs during pregnancy, birth, and the infant’s first year of life. Continue Reading
A new report from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), a branch of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), demonstrates birth center care has a larger potential impact on the reduction of preterm birth risk than any other recent medical or public health intervention. Continue Reading