FAM Student Ambassadors (FSA) are volunteers who act as a liaison between their community and the Foundation for the Advancement of Midwifery. Student Ambassadors promote FAM’s mission: FAM seeks to improve maternal and child health by funding projects that advance midwifery as the gold standard for North American maternity care through research, public education, advocacy, and health equity initiatives. They advocate for the Midwives Model of Care as a solution to help improve maternal health in North America and inform FAM of important news and events in their communities and schools that impact midwifery and midwifery education.
This program is for midwifery students, in any year of study, pursuing credentialing as a CPM, CNM, CM or LM. The students can be pursuing credentialing through a school accredited by the Midwifery Education and Accreditation Council (MEAC) or the apprenticeship model.
Program enrollment begins in July 2017 and is ongoing.
By June 30, 2018 there will be 5 – 7 student ambassadors enrolled in the inaugural program
Presently the program can accommodate up to 10 active ambassadors at a time.
Each FSA is strongly encouraged to make a commitment to play an action oriented role that includes raising a minimum of $240 for the Birth Trust over a consecutive 12 month period. This is the equivalent of securing one Birth Trustee. The FSA will be provided with a toolkit, technical support to help them get started, and fundraising ideas.
When an ambassador raises $240 they will receive a membership as a birth trustee for that grant year, associated benefits, and a FAM Birth Trustee t-shirt in recognition.