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COLOR (Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity & Reproductive Rights)

COLOR (Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity & Reproductive Rights)

Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity & Reproductive Rights-Organizing Latinas for reproductive justice.

We Can Support Preventing Unintended Pregnancy without Shaming Young People
By: Cristina Aguilar, Executive Director
The role of lawmakers is to work to meet the needs of people in our community. One critical area that we discuss at length is the important goal of making health care both available and affordable to every Coloradan, including reproductive health care such as contraception. …

Brookhaven Natural Birth Center is a midwife owned free standing birth center located in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. We currently serve 100 clients per year whom we provide prenatal care, labor and delivery, postpartum and newborn care for six weeks. Approximately 70% of our deliveries are in water. We have two gorgeous birthing suites at our center and also offer homebirth. We are interested in growing our practice to include well-woman and GYN. We are seeking a CNM who is passionate about providing quality, evidence based, out-of-hospital midwifery care to our local community.This is not just a job; this is a lifestyle choice. We are a small intimate staff that holds high professional standards but loves to kick back and enjoy the best that life has to offer. We desire a midwife that is willing to work very hard, plug into local/national midwifery groups/politics but can also “let your hair down” and enjoy the camaraderie that comes with our fun filled dynamic practice!

Brookhaven is committed to growing midwifery world wide. Therefore we also train student midwives at all times. It is expected that any midwife that joins our practice is willing and able to share their wisdom with the next generation of midwives!

Generous benefits package including 2 weeks paid vacation with more vacation offered per years of service, 5 paid sick days per year, 2 personal days, gym membership, allowance/time off for CEU/conferences, IRA account, competitive pay.

CNM and VA License.

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Transform at Conference
Plan now to attend conference in 2017!
Fall is a time to gather and reflect. It is a time to make plans for the coming year. Take advantage of this season to look ahead and plan next year with the aid of the conference schedules for 2017.

Transform at the 2017 MCU Conferences…

Change is a process. Becoming something more takes time and effort. Conference offers a unique place and time outside the typical experiences. A place to cocoon yourself in the supportive community of new friends, to safely explore new skills, perfect techniques, and expand horizons. Conference is an opportunity for all who attend.
All are welcome to come transform themselves into the strong and wise midwife, woman, individual they are becoming.
Held twice a year in April and August in Salt Lake City, MCU Conferences are an opportunity to unite together, gain hand-on experiences, and form life-long relationships. Take advantage of the opportunity.
Conference Schedules for both Spring and Fall Conferences, as well as more detailed information, is available at http://www.midwifery.edu/student-conferences.
We look forward to seeing you there!

In a few weeks, Open Enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace will begin. It’s not too soon to get yourself, your family, your employees and your clients ready. Open Enrollment begins November 1 and continues through January 31, 2017.

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Visit Healthcare.gov to:

  • Change or update your plan
  • Find out if you can save money next year
  • Get answers to your questions
  • Enroll by December 15 to get coverage by January 1 

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced additional initiatives to reach young adults during Open Enrollment and help them find affordable coverage through HealthCare.gov. Young adults had the highest uninsured rates before the Affordable Care Act and have seen the sharpest drop in uninsured rates since 2010.

Yet millions of young adults remain uninsured, showing that there is more work to do to equip younger Americans with the tools and information they need to access coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace. New strategies, tools and partnerships to reach young people and help them get covered include: new digital platforms, mobile access and targeted outreach campaigns. Learn more about this effort.


Embracing Tribal Diversity: Carrying on Our Community Connections

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Acoma Tribal Auditorium 33 Pinsibaari Drive, Acoma, NM 87034

This meeting will address the prevention and treatment of HIV in tribal communities. November 3, 2016, 10:00 am MT in Acoma, NM. Learn more.

Among hospitals with 1,000 or more deliveries—which accounted for over 80 percent of all deliveries and C-sections—the minimum and maximum low-risk C-section rate differed ten-fold (from 4.6 to 46.9 per 100 low-risk deliveries). In contrast, the total C-section rate differed only four-fold (from 15.4 to 63.5 per 100 total deliveries).

The mean low-risk C-section rate was higher among private for-profit hospitals, hospitals in large metropolitan areas, and hospitals in the Northeast and South, compared with other hospitals. The total C-section rate showed a similar pattern by region but did not differ across other hospital characteristics.


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