Health centers and free clinics that provide obstetric care encounter numerous risks, including factors related to patients’ clinical history and social background, challenges around patient engagement, and gaps in communication with other providers and care settings. Health centers can learn from other organizations that have implemented proactive strategies for reducing such risks and improving patient safety.

Please join us as we welcome guest speakers from Valley Health Systems, Huntington, West Virginia, who will share case studies, experiences, challenges, and lessons learned from their efforts to improve the quality of care for the health center’s obstetric patients. Specific topics covered will include:

• Providing safe, high-quality care for obstetric patients with substance use disorders
• Addressing challenges related to caring for high-risk obstetric patients
• Implementing successful processes for tracking patient referrals
• Facilitating care transitions, communication, and continuity of care between health centers and other community entities