The objective of the Key Informant Study was to identify the major problems related to poor medical outcomes for West Virginia Pregnant women and their infants and to identify potential solutions. The survey identified ten major issues affecting birth outcomes in West Virginia.
The full report recording the achievements of the WV Perinatal Partnership from the time it was established in 2006 until 2012.
Spearheaded by WV FREE, collaborative research began with the DHHR, West Virginia Department of Education, the Guttmacher Institute, Marshall University, West Virginia Perinatal Partnership and the West Virginia Women’s Commission, to understand and determine social factors that affect teen pregnancy. This report is evidence of a concerted effort to understand teen pregnancy and determine factors that will help uplift youth in West Virginia.
This report summarizes an effort undertaken in the state of West Virginia to reduce the number of elective deliveries prior to 39 weeks gestation. These deliveries were found to represent a significant percentage of the overall deliveries in the state and present both a clinical and economic issue due to the increased risk for maternal and neonatal complications that accompany them.
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