Weave West Virginia – Training Series Announcement

WEAVE WEST VIRGINIA TRAINING SERIES Join our virtual training series on domestic violence, substance use, and substance use coercion with a special focus on better serving pregnant and postpartum survivors, and their families. These six sessions focus on supporting survivors navigating legal issues and housing resources. March 12 to April 16, 2024 Tuesdays from 12-1pm EDT   Recent news Weave ... Read More

WVU Study Recruitment – Mental Health During Pregnancy

Study Recruitment Advertisement:  Recruiting pregnant individuals to complete an online research survey on mental health during pregnancy We are seeking pregnant individuals to participate in a research study on mental health during pregnancy. This study is being conducted by Juliana Restivo Haney, MPH under the supervision of Dr. Shari Steinman in the Department of Psychology at West Virginia University. WVU IRB approval is on file, Protocol # 2306796468. ... Read More

WV Releases Health Advisory on Perinatal HIV

The following advisory information is taken from WV Health Advisory #217. The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Public has confirmed an infant born with perinatally acquired HIV. Perinatal transmission of HIV is when HIV is passed from a person with HIV to their child during pregnancy, birth or through breastfeeding. This is the first case ... Read More

World Doula Week – WSAZ Interview with WV RMOMS Project Director Shauna Lively

Watch the full WSAZ interview by Martina Bills with WV Rural Maternity and Obstetric Management Strategies (WV RMOMS) Project Director Shauna Lively by clicking here. Recent news Weave West Virginia – Training Series AnnouncementFebruary 21, 2024WVU Study Recruitment – Mental Health During PregnancyFebruary 21, 2024WV Releases Health Advisory on Perinatal HIVSeptember 22, 2023World Doula Week – WSAZ Interview with WV ... Read More

Substance Use and Domestic Violence ECHO Training Series

Substance Use and Domestic Violence ECHO Training Series Join our 12-session training series on domestic violence, substance use, and substance use coercion to learn about ways to better support survivors with substance use histories and their families. Thursdays from 12-1pm EST March 30th to June 15th, 2023 Registration Required **Continuing Education Credits Pending**   March 30, 2023 Understanding Domestic Violence, ... Read More

Weave West Virginia – Innovative West Virginia Partnership Launches Project to Improve Outcomes for Individuals Experiencing Intimate Partner Violence and Substance Use Disorder

WEST VIRGINIA, March 8 — With the support of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health, the National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma, and Mental Health will partner with agencies across the state to launch Weave West Virginia: Weaving Together Communities of Support for People Experiencing Substance Use and Domestic Violence. Weave West Virginia addresses ... Read More

Research Further Proves Effectiveness of Count the Kicks

Summary from @CounttheKicksUS: "@BJOG published research that shows the impact of@CountthekicksUS on stillbirth rates in Iowa. Prominent U.K. stillbirth researcher Dr. Alexander Heazell compared stillbirth rates in IA to three neighboring states from 2005-2018. ... Dr. Heazell found that the stillbirth rate in Iowa went down 1% every 3 months for a decade while rates in states without a comprehensive ... Read More

WVPP Awards Mommy & Me Program for Outstanding Achievement

From The Register-Herald: "The West Virginia Perinatal Partnership, whose stated mission is to “improve health outcomes for mothers and their babies,” recently recognized outstanding achievement by an Access Health program for its successes in helping at-risk pregnancies and postpartum mothers. The program, named Mommy & Me, takes advantage of several community services to support local mothers who have had behavioral, ... Read More

She Shed gives mothers private place to nurse at the State Fair

From WVNS: "Nursing Mothers have a new tool on their side this year at the state fair. This year the state fair announced the addition of the She Shed, a private barn for nursing mothers. Moms can scan the QR code to learn how to gain access. Inside there is a changing station, breastfeeding supplies, comfy places to nurse, and ... Read More

CDC Recommends COVID-19 Vaccines for Young Children

From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: "CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, M.D., M.P.H., endorsed the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendation that all children 6 months through 5 years of age should receive a COVID-19 vaccine. This expands eligibility for vaccination to nearly 20 million additional children and means that all Americans ages 6 months and older are ... Read More