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Advocacy Summit 2017: A Blueprint for MCH Activism

Advocacy Summit 2017: A Blueprint for MCH Activism

Advocacy Summit 2017: A Blueprint for MCH Activism

Ginger Breedlove
Ginger Breedlove
on behalf of Lamaze International

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Launch date: 28 Dec 2018
Expiry Date: 28 Dec 2020

Last updated: 28 Dec 2018

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Two of the core competencies of a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator center upon advocacy—individual advocacy and stakeholder advocacy. Join us in Washington, DC to learn about advocacy strategies and techniques that you can put to use immediately in your communities. The invaluable advocacy skills will be techniques you can use to advocate on a local level, broaden your business within your community and help further spread the reach of Lamaze International.

This session focuses on how to address and influence MCH outcomes.

Participants may earn 1 Lamaze Contact Hour and 1 Contact Hour of CABRN.


Identify policy issues that affect prenatal care and childbirth outcomes
List key federal legislation, including pearls to address MCH outcomes
A. Get the ‘ear’ of Congressional Health Aids
B. Establish consistent communications
C. Rally like-minded constituents

II. Describe how State Health Plans influence MCH outcomes
A. Comparison of State MCH data outcomes – why some are better than others
B. Strategies to influence state policy makers – Personalized

III. Explore Local MCH databases to understand community trends
A. Learn about Leapfrog
B. Joint Commission Perinatal Care Indicators
C. Hospital Caesarean section rates
D. MOD Peristats data registry
Ginger Breedlove

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Ginger Breedlove
on behalf of Lamaze International

Ginger Breedlove, Ph.D. serves as Director of American College of Nurse-Midwives, Inc. Ms. Breedlove has worked to advance women’s reproductive health. She began her career in the late 1970’s working as a scrub-tech then charge nurse in Labor and Delivery at a community hospital in Topeka, KS. She authored and lead revisions of regulations for birth centers in Kansas in 1979. Ms. Breedlove founded the first hospital-based nurse-midwifery practice based at St. Luke’s Hospital in KC, MO from 1994 – 2000. In 1998, she became the founding Program Director for the University of Kansas graduate nurse-midwifery specialty track. She has spent more than 17 years as an educator at the graduate and doctoral level. Most recently, she served as faculty in the Nurse Midwifery Program at Shenandoah University in Winchester, VA. During her time in academia, Ginger has authored and been awarded more than $5 million in state, federal, and philanthropic grants. Ms. Breedlove also served as President of the American College of Nurse-Midwives from 2013-2016.

Current Accreditations

This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • California Board of Registered Nursing (CBRN)
  • 1.25 Hours

Faculty and Disclosures

Ginger Breedlove

Ginger Breedlove

No relevant financial relationships.

Additional Contributors

Planner: Susan Givens, BSN, RNC-OB, MPH, LCCE

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