The CIMS' Evidence and Action Committee (EAC) is charged with bringing together the evidence basis for Mother-Friendly Care and translating that evidence into resources that empower those in action Making Mother-Friendly care a reality. Current projects include:
- The “Live” Online Evidence Basis for the Ten Steps of Mother-Friendly Care: Based on the research released in 2007, this site will feature ongoing news and updated information on the evidence for each of the care practices contained in the Ten Steps.
- The CIMS Compendium: CIMS will be producing a series of evidence-based topic specific briefs addressing not only the healthcare issue itself but also any sociocultural and ethics issue that may affect it.
- The CIMS Professional Line of Products & Services: In order to support providers, administrators and others in the maternity care field in working towards Making Mother-Friendly Care A Reality the committee is developing assessment tools, practice guidelines, policies and protocols that support Mother-Friendly care, training manuals, seminars and consulting services for maternity services and institutions.
The CIMS U.S. Birth Practices Advisory Council
The CIMS US Birth Practices Advisory Council is a distinguished community of the country’s leading researchers, educators, practitioners and experts in the many aspects of Mother-Friendly Care. The council is committed to serving in an advisory capacity to the Evidence and Action Committee on its projects and to CIMS in its commitment to Make Mother-Friendly Care A Reality.
To apply to participate in the Evidence and Action Committee, go to Get Involved or contact the CIMS EAC Chair (Barbara Hotelling) at firstname.lastname@example.org.