California Nurse-Midwives Association
The California Nurse Midwife Association (CNMA) is the professional organization representing Certified Nurse-Midwives and Certified Midwives in the state of California. We are an affiliate of The American College of Nurse-Midwives.
CNMA advocates for the people we serve, our communities and the midwifery profession. We aim to increase access to midwifery care, improve maternal-child health care outcomes with a specific focus on reducing racism-based disparities, and to advance sexual and reproductive healthcare in California.
CNMA provides our members with continuing education, timely resources and community with other midwives.
With midwives. With communities.
An equitable California where all people have access to safe, evidence-based, trauma-informed reproductive healthcare through the advancement of the midwifery profession by:
Promoting respectful healthcare that improves the health and wellbeing of individuals, mothers and birthing people, newborns, and families
Eradicating health disparities by challenging the practices, behaviors, and inactions that further perpetuate them
Practicing cultural humility
Acknowledging the history of white supremacy in midwifery and healthcare and its continued negative impacts by condemning racism and promoting equity
Creating a diverse midwifery workforce that meets the needs of the community with racial, ethnic, and linguistic concordance
Remaining accountable to each other, to midwives, and to the people for whom we advocate, educate, and care
Equity, Community, Diversity, Accountability, Respect, Evidence-Based Practice, Service
CNMA is run by an 11-member volunteer board, six appointed committee members and involves over 30 active members in our Health Policy, Professional Practice, and Reproductive Justice & Antiracism Workgroups.
Please reach out if you are interested in getting involved!