Perinatal Outreach EducationEducation, both for pregnant women and for perinatal providers, is essential if we are to improve birth outcomes in West Virginia. Only through the collaboration of many organizations, agencies, and individuals working in partnership can we address the many issues identified by those working with pregnant women and their newborns.

The West Virginia Partnership is dedicated to providing a wide variety of educational seminars and conferences, in addition to hosting the annual West Virginia Perinatal Summit. For upcoming events that have been scheduled, please check the calendar.

West Virginia Perinatal Summit Held November 14 & 15, 2016
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The Summit is designed to bring professionals from multiple disciplines together to discuss perinatal and child health issues. Local and nationally recognized faculty encourage participants to consider new research, best practices, collaborative and innovative strategies in perinatal health policy, education and practice.

Thank you to everyone who helped make the 2016 West Virginia Perinatal Summit a success.  To view the full agenda and the presentations Click Here.  To view the 2016 Summit Photo Gallery Click Here.

Click here for information about the 2015 Summit.

Upcoming Events

EVIDENCE-BASED NURSING CARE: LABOR SUPPORTSKILLS @ WVU Medicine Children’s CEOD Training room 2 at WVU Medicine Operations Support Center
Nov 30 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm



WVU Medicine Children’s CEOD Training room 2 at WVU Medicine Operations Support Center
November 30, 2017
8:30 until 4:30 pm
Lunch provided

Molly McMillion, RN, IBCLC, LCCE and Shauna Lively, EdD, RN LCCE will lead this one-day event. Their expertise and guidance will boost your confidence while helping develop the skills needed to become a nurturing labor support care provider.

Good labor support, including mothers with epidurals, will reduce CS rates, according to the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative. ACOG’s recently published paper also suggests fewer interventions for the best outcomes.

Who Should Attend
This workshop has been designed specifically to meet the professional needs and goals of labor nurses, nurse practitioners, nurse managers, midwives, staff nurses and other care providers for women.

What You Will Learn
Upon completion, you will be able to:

  • Analyze the nurses impact on maternal and neonatal outcomes and on maternal birth satisfaction
  • List components of a safe and supportive birth environment
  • Evaluate intrapartum practices according to standards of evidence-based care
  • Provide a variety of non-pharmacologic labor support techniques
  • Utilize methods associated with decreased need for medical intervention and lower cesarean rates
  • Identify strategies to overcome barriers to change

Cultivate Your Labor Support Skills by registering for this workshop. This workshop is limited to 24 participants! Contact our host hospital’s educator, Maria Patrick at gro.e1508733208nicid1508733208emuvw1508733208@Mkci1508733208rtaP1508733208

This workshop is generously sponsored by
The WV Perinatal Partnership
Funded by DHHR Office of Maternal, Child and Family Health


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Shauna Lively, EdD, RN, LCCE
Perinatal Outreach Education Director
(304) 516-1083

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