Our work

The work of the Partnership is centered on the goal of improving health outcomes for pregnant women and their babies in West Virginia.

The essential source of information upon which the initiatives of the Partnership are based is obtained from the Key Informant Survey. The first Key Informant Survey was conducted in 2006 to gain input from medical, nursing and other individuals serving pregnant women and their babies in both rural and urban areas about their opinions regarding why West Virginia has one of the highest rates of infant mortality and low birth weight babies in the nation.

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Upcoming events

May 14
May 21

Certified Lactation Counselor Training

May 21 @ 8:00 am - May 25 @ 5:00 pm
Nov 14

2018 West Virginia Perinatal Summit

November 14 - November 17


2018 WV AWHONN and Perinatal Partnership Spring Conference

Thu, April 12, 2018  – 8:00AM to 4:00PM
Hosted by West Virginia Perinatal Partnership

The second annual Spring Conference co-sponsored by the WV Section of AWHONN and the WV Perinatal Partnership is coming soon! We will gather at the Flatwoods Days Inn and Suites in Sutton, WV, for a day of learning, sharing and important networking. We have exciting topics and presentations for you to enjoy.

The Days Inn has blocked rooms at a special conference rate of $89.00 for those traveling to the event. Reservations may be made on line at http://www.flatwoods.com/days-hotel.aspx or by calling 866-700-7284. Please specify the Spring Conference when making your reservations.

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Improving Care for Newborns with Substance Exposure and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS)

The West Virginia Perinatal Partnership seeks to provide a better understanding of the extent and cost of the problem of perinatal substance use and to help implement effective interventions to reduce the impact. With funding from the Claude W. Benedum Foundation, and in collaboration with the Department of Health and Human Resources and many other state partners, the Perinatal Partnership is implementing a Quality Improvement initiative aimed at improving the identification, diagnosis and treatment of substance exposed infants in West Virginia.

Improving the identification of Substance Exposed Infants in WV is presented by Sean Loudin, MD of Cabell Huntington Hospital, Stefan Maxwell, MD of CAMC’s Women and Children’s Hospital, and Collin John, MD of Ruby Memorial, West Virginia University.

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Pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant and worried about Zika?

Zika MosquitoThe Zika virus continues to generate concern among all people, particularly pregnant women and their practitioners. With the identification of local transmission within the continental United States, this concern has grown. This article is a brief overview of information available and links to reliable resources for patients and practitioners.

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West Virginia Perinatal Partnership’s  Initiatives