Learn about the latest research based on your contributions to the MANA Statistics Registry! In this highly popular plenary by the Division of Research (DOR), inform your practice with an overview of research projects and the latest publications. Learn about how research can help inform quality improvement and elevate successful local programs, with a project spotlight on monitoring quality of care in community birth settings in Mexico. You will also have the opportunity to benchmark how your practice compares to the 2017 Annual Reporting results. Finally, get a preview of projects on the the horizon for members of the Division of Research and ask your questions about these projects and more! This plenary will be led by DOR members Melissa Cheyney, PhD, CPM, LDM and Courtney L. Everson, PhD.