3018 West Overland Road
Boise, ID, 83705

(208) 258-9251

Mercy in Action is a non-profit organization that focuses on the crisis in Maternal/Newborn/Child health care worldwide. A Midwifery School, as well as seminars and training retreats are held each year to prepare midwives, doctors, and nurses to meet the global shortage of skilled birth attendants, and to help primary health care workers prevent unnecessary child deaths. 


Cultural Competency and Global Midwifery Skills

Cultural Competency and Global Midwifery Skills

Reducing maternal and newborn mortality

This seminar will focus on meeting United Nations Millennial Development Goals #4 and #5 (Reducing child mortality and reducing maternal mortality) through advanced skills, new use of technology and the culturally sensitive and respectful care of women during pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and the entire childbearing season. Anyone providing health care to women anywhere in the world will benefit from this course.

NARM Approved Cultural Competency

This first four hours of the course meets the new requirement of NARM for all CPMs and CPM applicants to take a course on Cultural Competency.

Who Should Attend?

Midwives, doctors, nurses, doulas or any other health care workers who serve women of different ethnic or sub-culture groups in America OR who may volunteer in developing countries where maternal mortality is high and respect for women is low. The needs of women in the area of culturally sensitive, respectful and evidence-based maternity care is actually a life and death matter; women of color die in childbirth and lose their babies at birth at rates much higher than white women, everywhere in the world. 


Per person: $250
Minimum of 10 people required.

Discount: There is a $50 discount for paying 30 days in advance. 

There are no refunds for any reason except a birth on the actual day of the seminar. If you cannot attend for any other reason, we will gladly transfer your fees to another live seminar we teach, or convert them into a donation.

Continuing Education Units

CEU: 10 hours  

Accredited by MEAC


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Now available online

Can't find a seminar in your area or take the time away from your family / practice to travel? This entire seminar is now available as two separate online courses. Sign in from the convenience of your own computer and take one or both of these courses for MEAC CEUs.