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

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

Fetal Monitor Instructor Course @ Morgantown
Apr 28 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Fetal Monitor Instructor Course

April 28, 2017 in Morgantown, WV

Become certified to teach the AWHONN Intermediate Fetal Monitoring Course.

Each participant must be a registered nurse currently working in a labor & delivery or obstetric unit that performs fetal monitoring. Participants must have completed the AWHONN Intermediate Fetal Monitoring Course within the last three years and be a member of AWHONN.

Cost of the course is $200.00 and each participant must purchase an instructor manual from AWHONN/Kendall Hunt Publishers.

For more information or to register for the course, please contact Melanie Riley, WV Perinatal Partnership Nurse Coordinator at ude.l1493353072lahsr1493353072am@my1493353072elir1493353072

Say YES To Safe Sleep For Babies @ Days Inn Conference Center
May 9 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Save The Date!

Say YES To Safe Sleep For Babies
Annual Competency Training

May 9, 2017
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Days Inn Conference Center, Flatwoods

“Creating Safe Environments for West Virginia Babies”
Nancy Cowles, Executive Director, Kids In Danger

Registration is free and details will be sent in late March!
The Walmart State Giving Foundation is providing funding for this training


Nancy A. CrowlesAbout Nancy….
Nancy A. Cowles is executive director of Kids In Danger (KID), an organization dedicated to protecting children by improving children’s product safety.  KID’s mission is to promote the development of safer children’s products, advocate for children and educate parents and caregivers about dangerous children’s products.  KID was founded by the parents of Danny Keysar who was killed in a recalled portable crib.  Under Nancy’s leadership, KID has grown into a nationally recognized advocate for safer children’s products, called on often by the media, parents, regulators and other stakeholders as a resource and key player in the arena of product safety.

2017 West Virginia MotherBaby Summit @ Holiday Inn and Suites
May 18 @ 7:30 am – 3:45 pm

Registration and breakfast will begin at 7:30 am. The Conference will begin at 8:30 am.

The Day will conclude at 3:45 pm – when Continuing Education Certificates will be distributed.

The Summit is for maternity leaders from West Virginia.

Each hospital may send a team of 5 health care staff made up of any of the following: Nurse Managers, Physician Directors, Other MDs, Charge Nurses, Other Nurses, Nurse Educators or Specialists, Quality Improvement Staff, CEO, Vice Presidents and one Lactation Consultant. Each member of the team needs to register. MDs do not count toward your hospital’s total. If you would like more staff to attend, please contact that Summit team by sending an email to moc.l1493353072iamg@1493353072timmu1493353072sybab1493353072rehto1493353072m1493353072.

Each member of your team needs to register. We will then send you a confirmation email (within a week). Please print out that email and save it as it is your ticket to attend.

We are delighted that Dr. Paula K. Schreck will be delivering the Keynote Address Moving Mountains in Michigan: Lessons Learned.

Click here for the AGENDA

Thanks to our sponsors, there is no charge to attend. Our sponsors are:

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials WVDHHR/Office of Maternal, Child and Family Health West Virginia Hospital Association/West Virginia Breastfeeding Alliance W. K. Kellogg Foundation.

Application has been made for Nurse Education Contact Hours and L-CERPS. More on that to follow. Sorry, but we are not offering CMEs.


To see who’s coming so far, click here: MotherBabySummit

For questions contact us at: moc.l1493353072iamg@1493353072timmu1493353072sybab1493353072rehto1493353072m1493353072

Thank you – we look forward to seeing you!



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

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