Innovations in Perinatal Care Storyboard Competition

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West Virginia Perinatal Partnership is accepting applications for the NEW Innovations in Perinatal Care Storyboard Competition to be held at the annual Perinatal Summit on Monday, November 14, 2016 through November 15, 2016 at the Marriott Town Center Hotel, Charleston, WV.

Storyboards are a great way to engage in conversations around performance excellence. By submitting a storyboard, your organization can showcase a process improvement effort or a successful best practice for others to view throughout the Summit.

The Partnership will be awarding three prizes for the best storyboards in the competition. Summit participants will be voting to determine the “best of the best” – a storyboard that is attractive, innovative, and easily replicated by another organization.

Everyone participating in Summit activities will benefit from your success story and learn more about what works in West Virginia to improve the lives of our mothers and babies. Organization Storyboard applications will be taken until Friday, October 14, 2016 at 5 pm. All applications will be accepted for display.

Storyboard Application

Fill out the form below and click “SEND” to submit your Storyboard to Melanie Riley.
Submissions must be presented before 5 p.m. on Friday, October 14, 2016.

Name (required)

Organization (required)

Storyboard Presenter(s) (required)

Contact Email

Contact Phone

Storyboard Title


Storyboard Guidelines

Storyboard content should include most if not all of the following:
• Storyboard title.
• Name of the author and other team members and their roles.
• Organization name or logo. Describe location, demographics, level of care, number of deliveries, etc.
• Problem. One sentence on the issue or opportunity.
• Aim. Clearly defined goal statement – what you expected to achieve.
• Actions. Outline of your project or details. Describe who the project impacts. Include timelines.
• Results. Outcomes (utilize graphs and charts, stories).
• Lessons Learned. Summary of lessons learned from the work.
• Next Steps. Describe next steps including such items as upcoming challenges, mechanisms for tracking and refining progress over time, replicability in other hospitals, and demonstrated sustainability.

Storyboard display:
• Storyboard push pins, display boards (30 x 40 inches) and easels will be provided at the Summit on November 14, 2016 before 7 a.m. After receiving your designated display board and easel, you may proceed with assembling your display.
• Storyboards must fit into the display space (30 x 40 inches) and created from one large poster or a collection of letter-sized sheets. Ten to twelve sheets can fit in the available space – depending on arrangement.
• Be creative! Creative use of pictures, graphs, text blocks, color, and headlines can attract others to your storyboard and prompt discussion about your message. Try to limit the amount of text and communicate with numbers, graphs or other visuals. There are no limits on font size.
• Keep it simple. Design for ease of comprehension and readability. Include only critical information.

Storyboard Presenter/s must:
• Register and pay as conference attendee/s at the conference rate. There is no fee required to participate in the Storyboard Competition.
• No more than 2 displays will be accepted from one organization and should be from different practice areas.
• Agree to be at your storyboard on Monday, November 14th from 9:45 to 10:15 am and Tuesday, November 15th from 9:30 to 10:30 am to discuss or explain your board.
• Be present for the awards ceremony. Summit participants will vote and rank displays.

• Suggested topics – Changes in Breastfeeding Rates, New Approaches to Caring for Moms and Families Experiencing Substance Use, Methods to Assess Patient Smoking Usage, Decreasing Obstetrical Harm, etc.
• Go online and look for ideas. The Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s web site has multiple resources or use ideas from the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses
• Talk to your Quality Improvement contacts and teams and consider Performance Improvement Projects you have completed in the last year.
• Review the 2012 Key Informant Survey located on our website

Questions and More Guidance:
Mary Huntley at 304-389-5936 or moc.l1490519353iamg@1490519353529ye1490519353ltnuh1490519353jm1490519353
Melanie Riley at 304-691-1978 or ude.l1490519353lahsr1490519353am@my1490519353elir1490519353
Sandy Young at 304-533-6758 or gro.v1490519353wsamo1490519353ht@gn1490519353uoY.y1490519353dnaS1490519353