American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists' Committee on American Indian/Alaska Native Women's Health

Formed in the 1970s, the Committee serves in a consultative capacity to the Indian Health Services (IHS) and works to meet the health needs of AI/AN women and the health care professionals who serve them. The ACOG AI/AN Committee is made up of Fellows from the college, and liaisons from:

- American College of Nurse Midwives (ANCM),

- Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN),

- American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and

- the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC).

The Committee represents diversity in many ways, including AI/AN members, doctors with experience working on reservations previously, midwives, pediatricians, and executive board members.

The primary activities of the Committee are to conduct quality assessment site visits in regions designated by the IHS Chief Clinical Consultant for OB/GYN, co-sponsor the International Indigenous Women's Health Conference, convene an educational training that includes a women's health update and an Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) certification training, and advocate for AI/AN women and children.

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