WARM Committee Corner
WARM currently has the following committees:
Membership/PR (Chair: Eudine Stevens)
Every month, we have new members come on board! We love sending out your membership packets so please let us know if you haven’t received yours yet! Also, WARM would love to sponsor tables at local baby fairs and events in your community so please let us know what you have coming up!
Events (Chair: Crystal Ogle)
The Events committee puts on educational offereings that support midwives. We put on an annual conference. In 2018 we offered a Breech Conference, while in 2019 we offered a Diagnostic Tests conference. Each year we survey our members for their educational desires. We also offer quarterly Brown Bag Lunch events at various locations throughout the state. These are free and members can attend in person or via live stream. These are 1 hour informational gatherings on various topics. CEUs are not provided for these, they are just informational.
Legislative (Chair: )
Our Legislative committee has had an active voice within the MAC meetings during the 2018 year. Recently, we took part in activity to help students and CPMS who used the PEP process to more easily complete the epidemiology requirement for licensure! In 2019 we lended our ears to the MAC and worked to help create a form to midwives who work with pediatric providers. Check out our Pediatric Summary Form!
Research (Chair: Joella Folk)
Our Research committee is currently working on our next set of guidelines. We recently put out our updated VBAC guidelines for Washington Midwives. Have you seen it yet? It’s on our “For Providers” page! In 2019, WARM hired Illumina Consulting, a private data firm to provid us with a Data Analysis for the Board and our members regarding complaints against midwives compared to other providers in an effort to determine how this affects midwifery practice in Washington. This report is available on our Providers Resource page.
Review Committee (Chair: Marie Wakefield)
Our newest creation, this committee will be handling Peer Review and Incident Review. The committee has been working hard to revamp and formalize our process and policies. This committee is responsible to making sure we are adhereing to our state requirements and meeting the needs of our members.
Our committees are striving to be active and to bring you what you need to serve as midwives and a community! For more information on joining a committee, contact firstname.lastname@example.org!