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AABC Toolkit - COVID-19

AABC Toolkit: COVID-19

Addressing Surge Capacity

Action Steps for the COVID-19 Crisis>>


Member Resources

AABC Member Check-Ins
Thursday (April 9th) - 1:00PM to 2:00PM ET

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Hosted by AABC's Membership Committee, these weekly check-in calls are an opportunity to carve out time for yourself during these hectic and uncertain times.  We'll share stories and take a breather together for our mental health.  While the AABC member forums will continue to be the place for clinical discussions, these calls are meant to provide rest and relief with your fellow birth workers.   AABC membership required.

AABC Member Forums AABC Member Forums -  Connect with fellow members to discuss strategies. 



AABC Webinar: Managing COVID-19 in the Birth Center SettingAABC Webinar: COVID-19 in the Birth Center Setting

The presentation includes panelists from birth centers and the Commission for the Accreditation of Birth Centers.  The webinar specifically focuses on challenges and solutions in providing care including telehealth, practice algorithms and how freestanding birth centers and hospitals can work collaboratively in their communities.


AABC News ReleaseS + Communications


Birth Center Preparedness


Webinars On-Demand


Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)


World Health Organization (WHO)


American College of Nurse-MidwiveS (ACNM)




Birth Place Lab


Foundation for the Advancement of Midwifery 





  • HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) provided flexibility for healthcare providers to reduce or waive beneficiary cost-sharing for telehealth visits paid by federal healthcare programs (3/17/2020). OIG Policy Statement
  • HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced it will waive potential HIPAA penalties for good faith use of telehealth during the COVID-19 emergency (3/17/2020). OCR's Guidance


mental health support

  • National Academy of Medicine - Resources to support the health and well-being of clinicians during the COVID-19 outbreak

  • Headspace - Offering all US healthcare professionals who work in the public health settings free access to Headspace Plus through 2020
  • Wellness Coach - Extending free access for unlimited licenses to everyone in the community for next 90 days (or as long as we are in the crisis)
  • Luna Jimenez Institute for Social Transformation - Healing Together Virtual Gathering for Healthcare Workers (Wednesday, April 15th: 4:30-6:00pm ET)


OTHER Resources


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