The West Virginia Perinatal Wellness Study
will publish a compilation of an
exhaustive collection of data on perinatal health and family
issues across West Virginia. As various reports are
completed, they will be posted here.
Appendices to the Foregoing Reports
Report and Recommendations of Committee on Drug Use During
Pregnancy Sub Committee on Medical Guidelines
An Examination of the Economic Feasibility of Alternate
Models for Delivery of Prenatal Services in Rural West
Virginia by Calvin A. Kent and Jennifer
L. Price, Center for Business and Economic Research,
Marshall University, Huntington, WV
PROCEEDINGS OF THE 2007 MEETING
OF THE CENTRAL ADVISORY COUNCIL West Virginia
Perinatal Partnership's Central Advisory Council met May 18,
2007 at the WV Hospital Association in Charleston, WV to
hear reports of the working Committees and subcommittees.
You can access and download, if you wish, all of the
proceedings and handouts
FOR WEST VIRGINIA PERINATAL HEALTH
BLUEPRINT FOR WEST VIRGINIA PERINATAL HEALTH -- EXECUTIVE
The WV Perinatal Wellness
Study has been a partnership effort to improve infant and
prenatal wellness in the Mountain State of West Virginia. The
Study began January 2006 and has culminated in the publishing of
the Blueprint to Improve West Virginia Perinatal Health in
September 2006. (key to take them to the Blueprint)
Ten years ago, West Virginia birth statistics were much brighter
than today. The State’s rates for pre-term birth, primary
C-section, vaginal births after caesarean section (VBAC), and
low birth weight infants were all more positive for healthy
outcomes than they are today.
The Study shed light on the State of West Virginia’s vested
interest in improving the quality and the cost of perinatal
health. Through Medicaid, PEIA and Maternal and Child Health,
the State provides health coverage for over 56 percent of the
pregnant women and newborn infants. The State also supports
three medical schools and numerous medical residency programs
that contribute to perinatal health in the State. If West
Virginia could achieve improvements fewer babies would be lost
and more dollars saved by health insurance payers and by the
State of West Virginia.
During the Study, West Virginia health care professionals voiced
a strong desire to participate in the process to improve
perinatal care. Thirty-three organizational partnered in the
Study, over 200 perinatal professionals participated in the Key
Informant Survey and 90 contributed in drafting the Blueprint.
They indicated that although many elements of a cohesive system
are present in the State, we must move towards a statewide
system rather than a fractured regional approach. We need to
utilize new methods of communication, provide better support for
medical professionals in rural areas, better utilize our
intellectual resources, and more fully implement parent support
and education programs.
Through the Study process the Partners developed ten primary
policy recommendations to improve the perinatal system. The
Blueprint reports on these recommendations and describes how to
make the improvements needed. The first policy recommendation is
seen as essential to moving forward and to our ability to
adequately address the other nine recommendations. The first
policy recommendation is:
Policy Recommendation 1: Establish a Statewide Coordinated
Partnership to Address Perinatal Care.
To address the policy recommendations, the second morning ( 9
AM- 1 PM, November 3, 2020) of the
West Virginia Children's Health
Conference will be devoted to discussing and
contributing to plans to move this study into action.
All interested parties are invited to participate.
For more information please contact the project director, Nancy
Tolliver at 304-342-8237 or the project co-director Ann Dacey at
PRESENTATIONS REFERRED TO IN THE REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON
PERINATAL CONSULTATION, TRANSPORT AND OUTREACH EDUCATION WITHIN
THE BLUEPRINT TO IMPROVE WEST VIRGINIA PERINATAL HEALTH.
Outreach Survey of Non-Teritiary Hospitals in West Virginia.
Survey of Non-Teritiary Hospitals in West Virginia.
WV KEY INFORMANT SURVEY
Thank you to over
200 perinatal health care providers serving West Virginia women and
their infants, for completing and submitting the Key Informant