California Families for Access to Midwives (CFAM) includes mothers, fathers, families and their communities who advocate safe, affordable and healthy birth options. CFAM is working to improve the health of mothers and babies by increasing access to midwifery care.
CFAM is a grassroots consumer advocacy organization whose mission is to ensure that all California families have access to safe, affordable midwifery care. CFAM has a large base of consumer supporters, a significant social media reach, and has organized action campaigns that have been pivotal in improving access to midwifery care. CFAM partners with midwifery professional organizations to coordinate action strategies.
In 2013, we successfully removed physician supervision from California midwives via AB 1308.
In 2015, we helped pass SB 407 and SB 408 which will allow midwives to bill Medi-Cal and allowed for licensing of a Midwifery Assistant position.
In the spring of 2017, we were able to stop passage of SB 457 and also keep it from being reintroduced in the fall of 2018. This bill would have severely limited access to homebirth midwifery care.