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Please help to pay the MAF Lobbyists fighting for LMs in FL

Happy Holidays All. Well it's that time of year again when the payment for our lobbyist contract is due. We very much need your help to cover these costs. This past year our lobbyists worked hard to protect us from a threat from a group looking to curtail and limit LM practice. In response, we proactively started working to develop support for legislation working to improve home/birth center to hospital transfer. The legislator who was our champion for this work in the spring did not run for another term; so we will be starting over looking for a new champion in the new legislature. We also know that due to Covid-19 health care bills will be coming up in the coming legislature and our lobbyist representation will be especially important this coming year. Please help to keep this good work going and to protect our LM practice act from future threats. 

Please donate to our lobbyist fund and encourage your past and present clients to support this important work as well. Thank you!

We will also be working on coalition building more generally to improve transfers. We will be working to bring a program like Smooth Transitions from WA state to Florida.

To learn more about our Legislative Committee and our advocacy efforts, visit our new advocacy page.  


Contents:

1. Lobbyist Payment

2. New MAF Website

The Midwives Association of Florida's mission is to promote the health and wellbeing of low-risk healthy families by empowering midwives through advocacy, connection, and education.


We are happy to announce MAF has a new website

The Midwives Association of Florida has been hard at work building up our organizational infrastructure to help us work together, protect our practice from threats, work on initiatives to improve our practice environments, and care for Florida's birthing families. 

The MAF leadership and volunteers are happy to announce our new website

Included in our new site is a Find a Midwife or Birth Center Directory. To be listed just become a member. Membership also includes a MAF newsletter, full voting membership, discounted events and other benefits. Please join today




The Midwives Association of Florida's mission is to promote the health and wellbeing of low-risk healthy families by empowering midwives through advocacy, connection, and education.

Our Vision:

  • Midwifery Model is the standard of care for low-risk pregnancies
  • Every family is assured the conditions for optimal birth
  • Integration of Midwifery Care in Maternity Systems

Our Goals:

  • Establish system for inter-professional communication and collaboration between Maternity Stakeholders
  • Support Midwives through opportunities for continuing education and connection
  • Improve Birth Equity by addressing racial and social disparities
  • Increase Midwives in Florida
  • Lobby to protect the practice of Midwifery
  • Advocate for reproductive health care and birthing options


About the Association

The mission of MAF is to promote the 
health and wellbeing of low-risk healthy
families by empowering Midwives through
advocacy, connection, and education.

Contacts

Email: Midwivesassociationofflorida@gmail.com
Phone: 1-407-212-7683
Address: 3259 Huntington Place Dr, Sarasota Fl 34237


 
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