The mission of the Midwifery Institute is to provide accessible birth professional education to prepare competent, entrepreneurial, ethical and compassionate leaders in community maternal care to serve all individuals with an emphasis on women and families in diverse, rural and underserved populations.
We believe everyone should have access to maternal community providers of their choice and the path to become a maternal community provider should be accessible to anyone who desires to pursue that role.
Education without constraints
Across the country we have unequal opportunities and unequal outcomes in both our education system and our maternity care system. Our dedication to educational equity means we are working to overcome the historical legacy of discrimination, marginalization, and underinvestment that disadvantages specific groups of people, especially those defined by race. This means we provide support to students tailored to the specific needs of students not merely providing the same experience to all students. HCMI is committed to creating transformational learning communities fiercely committed to educational equity and excellence. For more on equity in education see our equity statement.