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Wise Women Herbal Immersion


The goal of this campaign is to raise $92,300. This number will enable her to meet her current financial needs, put more hands on deck, and continue her mission. Join with Jennie and make this a possibility. 
Commonsense Childbirth
Jennie needs your help. Mothers need your help. Babies need your help. Stand in the gap. Be a friend of Jennie Joseph today.


Mercy In Action

One full scholarship is available per year. The full scholarship includes the total cost of tuition and fees. Scholarships do not cover the cost of books, travel, pre-requisite courses or outside tests, or preceptor fees in the event a preceptor charges fees. Now accepting scholarship applications for Fall of 2016. More information available here


The crafters of the Grand Challenge with two of our Grand Challenge Scholars




This touching photo won first place in the “Relief” category of this year’s GlobalGiving Photo Contest. It comes from Mercy In Action’s project that provides emergency care to pregnant women and infants in the Philippines.


More information about GlobalGiving

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Mercy In Action Scholarship Information

Mercy In Action College of Midwifery


AABC How to Start a Birth Center Workshops

2016 Dates and Locations

September 21-22, 2016 – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Attend the workshop held right before our annual Birth Institute Conference!  This workshop will feature The Midwife Center and will take place in the Omni William Penn Hotel.  The group rate is $179 single/double.  Call 1-800-THE-OMNI and mention the American Association of Birth Centers to make reservations by phone or follow this link online.  Be sure to make your reservations by August 30, 2016 to receive the group rate.

November 14-15, 2016 – Seattle, Washington

This workshop will visit the Puget Sound Birth Center of Renton in Washington.  It will be held at the Radisson Hotel Seattle Airport with a preferred group rate of $125 single/double.  You can make reservations online or by calling 1-800-967-9033 and mentioning AABC and the conference dates.  Be sure to make your reservations by October 24, 2016 to be guaranteed the group rate!


December 7-8, 2016 – Chapel Hill, North Carolina

This workshop is designed to be an all-student workshop.  This workshop will take a tour of the Women’s Birth & Wellness Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  Stay tuned for hotel booking information.

Please note that we have moved the January workshop to this date, and there will no longer be a January student workshop



Board of Directors

The Association of Midwifery Educators is soliciting nominations to the Board of Directors for two year terms starting fall 2016. Self-nominations are welcome. If nominating another person, please make sure they are willing to be placed on the ballot. Nominations will close on Monday August 22, 2016.

AME believes that education is the very foundation of a healthy and thriving midwifery profession. For 10 years now AME has worked tirelessly to support excellence in midwifery education through connection, collaboration and communication. Midwifery educators need the resources to train the professionals of the future and it is our mission to provide them with this support.   Some of our proud accomplishments include:

  • AME website offering numerous valuable resources for educators
  • Annual educator workshops at MANA
  • Preceptor as Educator online professional development series
  • Online provider of continuing education for NACPM webinars
  • Co-presenter with NACPM of CPM Symposium 2012
  • Member of Academic Collaborative for Integrative Health (ACIH) (formerly ACCAHC)
  • The Clinical Directors Collaboration, a monthly meeting of school clinical director


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