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This fact sheet was developed for the roundtables project “Midwifery Care in New England: Addressing the Needs of Underserved and Diverse Communities of Women.” Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office on Women’s Health (Region I), this initiative addresses the challenges and opportunities related to the provision of midwifery care to underserved and vulnerable populations of women. The project aims to increase our understanding of regional midwifery workforce needs in the context of ensuring that all women living in New England have access to timely, affordable, and high-quality health care.

The September 2010 roundtables were coordinated by the McCormack Graduate School’s Center for Women in Politics & Public Policy at the University of Massachusetts Boston. UMass Boston hosted the southern New England session and the Center for Leadership and Improvement at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice hosted the northern New England session.


Authored by Adeola Oni-Orisan, MD Candidate, Harvard Medical School, with contributions from Dorothy Hiersteiner, MPP Candidate, The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, and Althea Swett, RN Candidate, Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions.



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