California’s Midwives: How Scope of Practice Laws Impact Care
Healthforce Center at UCSF
To ensure that women’s health care needs are met, national organizations recommend that the midwifery workforce increase. This paper provides information on the different professional licensures, regulatory schemes, and scopes of practice for midwives in California and briefly reviews how midwifery regulations differ across other states.
Lifting Up Solutions that Support Black Mothers
April 26, 2019
Xenia Shih Bion
Maternal Health, Health Equity
Stories That Caught Our Attention This Week: Amid all the excellent media coverage of the US maternal mortality crisis, something has been missing. "Too much reporting on Black maternal health has been doom and gloom," says one California nursing professor.
Not Listening to Mothers
September 12, 2018
Behavioral Health, Maternal Health, Medi-Cal
A new major survey finds a significant disconnect between the maternity care women want and the care they end up getting. The results of Listening to Mothers in California, released today, reveal what is and isn’t working with maternity care in the Golden State.