Mission and Vision

MartineBabyAbout NYSALM

We are a group of practicing Licensed Midwives from every part of the state of New York who came together in 2000 to create an organization that would meet the needs of midwives practicing in every type of practice setting. We wanted to create an organization that could speak with one voice to legislators, to managed care organizations, and to other professionals, dealing with the issues which are unique to midwives in this state under our practice act.

Our Mission

  • To promote the health and well-being of women and infants through midwifery care
  • To facilitate the professional practice of Licensed Midwives in the State of New York
  • To encourage and maintain collegial relationships with healthcare providers, institutions, and organizations

Our Objectives

  • To improve statewide communications among Licensed Midwives
  • To remove barriers to midwifery practice and to improve consumer access to midwifery care
  • To affect state-wide legislation and regulation
  • To promote midwifery education, clinical practice and research
  • To promote quality midwifery care throughout the state
  • To enhance public relations for licensed midwifery practice
  • To provide consultation and advice for association members
  • To convene an annual meeting of all midwives in the State of New York for the purpose of political activity, education and support