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Dear CAM Friends and Supporters,
Wow, what a year! The California Association of Midwives Foundation (CAM) worked so hard this year to shift and expand. Our goal: help all families have safe, evidence-based care in their communities through:
This year we created the Birth Disparities & Equity Team headed by Tanya Smith-Johnson and Jocelyn Dugan. In California, racism has the greatest impact on birth disparities. Our goal is to help eliminate such birth disparities through addressing racism.
Our first project aims to grow the midwifery workforce by creating a study program that successfully prepares aspiring midwives of color to pass the midwifery (NARM) exam.
Per data from the CDC, we know that Black women die 4 times more than their white counterparts. The World Health Organization cites that midwifery care can prevent up to 83% of maternal deaths, stillbirths and newborn deaths. We also know that midwives can make a significant impact by lowering preterm births, low-birth weight infants and unnecessary cesarean sections, and increasing breastfeeding rates.
And that's not all - midwives support their communities before, during, and after childbirth.
Help support our work today with a meaningful donation so that you can be part of the solution to the maternal health care crisis in California.
Other highlights this year include:
This work (and so much more) would not be possible without your support. Your tax-deductible contribution helps us to bring the change our communities want to see. Thank you for making a meaningful financial contribution today.
California Association of Midwives Foundation
Kayti Buehler, Rosanna Davis, Jocelyn Dugan, Jen Kamel, Jerred Kiloh, Tanya Smith-Johnson
P.S. Your support – every dollar – supports families and midwives throughout California and increases access to safe, evidence-based midwifery care. Click here to make a tax-deductible donation.