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Barriers to Accreditation

In 2014, the Foundation for the Advancement of Midwifery (FAM) granted $4,000 to MEAC  to fund research identifying and better understanding the barriers to MEAC accreditation of direct-entry midwifery education.  MEAC identified twenty-five unaccredited midwifery schools and created a database.   Fourteen of the twenty-five identified schools participated in a survey, and twelve of those then agreed to participate in one-on-one interviews to share more reflections on accreditation and midwifery education.

MEAC is pleased to release our report to the midwifery community with recommendations to begin addressing the identified barriers.

MEAC Recommendations to Address the Barriers to Accreditation