Tue, 09/25/2018

Call for Nominations: Study on Research Issues in the Assessment of Birth Settings

The Board on Children, Youth, and Families (BCYF) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is searching for experts to be considered for membership on a committee to conduct a consensus study on “Research Issues in the Assessment of Birth Settings.” The committee will explore and analyze the current state of science on the following topics, identifying those questions that cannot be answered given available findings.

  1. Risk factors that affect maternal mortality and morbidity
  2. Access to and choice in birth settings
  3. Social determinants that influence risk and outcomes in varying birth settings
  4. Financing models for childbirth across settings
  5. Learning from international experiences

For this study, the BCYF is seeking members that can represent, collectively, expertise in the areas:

  • Maternal care during pregnancy and childbirth
  • Neonatal care
  • Family science
  • Workforce composition in maternal and child health, including inter-professional care
  • Training, professional development, licensing, and accreditation for maternal and child health
  • Conventional labor and delivery wards; alternative birth settings in hospital, and non-hospital institutions
  • Statistical studies of the care of pregnant women during childbirth and birth outcomes
  • Health services research for maternal and child health
  • Social determinants of health research
  • Health care policy for maternal and child health
  • International research in maternal and child health

Nominations Deadline: Friday, October 5, 2018

To start your nomination, please visit the BCYF Nomination portal.