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Help us measure our impact on midwifery education

MEAC Wants to Hear From YOU! MEAC is seeking to better understand our impact, which is why we want to know why midwifery education and accreditation are important to you. With your help, we will be able to better understand our impact in the midwifery

MEAC releases new standards for accreditation

MEAC is excited to announce our new Standards for Accreditation. We look forward to working with our schools and volunteers under these new standards. In support of that, we will be releasing additional materials through mid-2021 that will help explain MEAC’s standards and how they

MEAC October 2020 Newsletter

In response to the ongoing pandemic, MEAC held our Annual Board Meeting Retreat virtually on Zoom this year. Board and Staff spent 14 hours over 3 days discussing MEAC accreditation, fundraising, equity and access, and much more. Accomplishments include: Board made decisions on all annual accreditation

Join MEAC for Midwife Conversations

MEAC is excited to announce our new project Midwife Conversations. Each month we will be chatting with members of the midwifery community including practicing midwives, students, educators, families, and partnering midwife organizations. We will discuss midwifery education and accreditation, the essential services that midwives provide,

We stand with our Black family, friends, and community

Racial justice is a shared responsibility and it’s imperative we stand together, now more than ever. MEAC aligns ourselves with those who seek justice and we want our Black family, friends, and community to know that we stand with them.  MEAC Equity Statement As a nationally recognized agency

MEAC 2019 Annual Accreditation Report

What a year 2019 was! As you’ll see in this report, MEAC has been very busy. From making major updates in our accreditation policies and procedures (see Dear Member School Letter 26, dated November 27, 2019) to a record number of accreditation projects under review,

Out-of-hospital birth and pandemic planning

During a pandemic, out-of-hospital birth is essential to minimizing transmission, maintaining health, and efficiently utilizing medical resources. Midwives who specialize in out-of-hospital birth should be involved in emergency planning for maternity care during a pandemic. Read more in Out-of-Hospital Birth and Pandemic Planning – FAM March

MEAC deadline changes and changes to regular processes

Per guidance from USDE’s Herman Bounds (RE: Information for Accrediting Agencies Regarding Temporary Flexibilities Provided to Coronavirus Impacted Institutions or Accrediting Agencies) provided via email on March 18, 2020, MEAC has been given latitude to make temporary changes to our site visit procedures as well

Update on COVID-19

Covid 19 Information and Resources for Schools and Schools Personnel  – from the United States Department of Education ICM Statements on CORONA Virus and Pregnancy – from the International Confederation of Midwives Monitoring COVID 19 – from the American College of Nurse-Midwives Tele-medicine Health Care