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Acronyms Commonly Encountered at MEAC

SER               Self-Evaluation Report

AIR               Additional Information Request

MR               Monitoring Report

CR               Compliance Report

ARC             Accreditation Review Committee

IBR               Independent Board Review


BUDM          Bastyr University Department of Midwifery (WA)

BCM             Birthingway College of Midwifery (OR)

BMS              Birthwise Midwifery School (ME)

FSTM            Florida School of Traditional Midwifery (FL)

MIACOM     Mercy in Action College of Midwifery (ID)

MCU            Midwives College of Utah (UT)

NCM            National College of Midwifery (NM)

NMI              National Midwifery Institute (VT)

NIZ              Nizhoni Institute of Midwifery (CA)

SWTC          Southwest Wisconsin Technical College Department of Midwifery (WI)

CCSM           Commonsense Childbirth School of Midwifery (FL)

HSM             Heritage School of Midwifery (FL)


MEAC           Midwifery Education Accreditation Council

MAST           Midwifery Accreditation Support Track

NACPM        National Association of Certified Professional Midwives

MANA           Midwives Alliance of North America

NARM           North American Registry of Midwives

ICM              International Confederation of Midwives

ACNM           American College of Nurse-Midwives

FAM             Foundation for the Advancement of Midwifery

CFM             Citizens for Midwifery

NAABB         National Association to Advance Black Birth

AME             Association of Midwifery Educators

MAMA          Midwives and Mothers in Action Campaign

USMERA       US Midwifery Education Regulation & Association


ACIH            Academic Collaborative for Integrative Health

ASPA            Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors

USDE            US Department of Education

CC               Childbirth Connection

Blueprint       Childbirth Connection’s Blueprint for Action

HBCS            Home Birth Consensus Summit