Looking for Maternal Mortality Review Panel Members

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) convenes a multidisciplinary Maternal Mortality Review Panel (the Panel) to conduct comprehensive reviews of maternal deaths to identify factors associated with those deaths and make recommendations for system changes to improve health care services for women.


DOH is seeking candidates to form a new multidisciplinary panel that will convene in 2020. To apply to become a Maternal Mortality Review Panel member, go to www.doh.wa.gov/maternalmortality  before the application period closes on October 15.


To strengthen and enhance the Maternal Mortality Review Panel and process, DOH seeks to include people from all types of cultural and racial/ethnic backgrounds, from all over Washington State, and with all types of professional experience and backgrounds, including (but not limited to):

  • Women’s, obstetric and maternal/perinatal health medical, nursing and service providers
  • Newborn and pediatric medical, nursing and service providers
  • Perinatal behavioral health medical and service providers
  • Pathologists, coroners, and medical examiners
  • Individuals or organizations that represent the populations most affected by pregnancy-related deaths or pregnancy-associated deaths and lack of access to maternal health care services
  • Maternal support services and community programs, including doulas, maternity support service providers, and home visitors
  • Representatives from state agencies, including the Health Care Authority and the Department of Children, Youth and Families
  • Medical specialties like cardiology, emergency medicine, and anesthesiology


You can find more information about the maternal mortality review in Washington at www.doh.wa.gov/maternalmortality.


WSOA 2019 Annual Meeting

Fairmont Olympic Hotel, Seattle - WSOA Meeting site

Fairmont Olympic Hotel, Seattle – WSOA Meeting site

This Year’s Meeting
more information to follow.

Save the date!

Meeting date: December 6-7, 2019

2019 WSOA Meeting Brochure (coming soon)

The Fairmont/Olympic Hotel, Seattle

Online Registration

Online Registration CLICK HERE

Printable meeting registration form CLICK HERE


NOTE:  Exhibitor Opportunities sell out quickly. If you are interested in an opportunity we strongly advise that you submit your interest ASAP. 

Online Exhibitor Opportunities Registration

Printable exhibitor registration form

Printable exhibitor agreement form


Trauma and Birth: Multidisciplinary Approaches To Prevention and Healing

March 28-30, 2019

Seattle Marriott Waterfront

Hosted by:

Perinatal Support Washington and

Prevention and Treatment of Traumatic Childbirth (PATTCh)

This regional conference will bring together professionals from diverse perspectives in perinatal health to learn about the impact of trauma before, during, and after birth. The conference with be 3 days and we anticipate 300 providers including OB-GYNs, psychiatrists, ARNPS, psychotherapists, doulas, midwives, labor and delivery nurses,  childbirth educators, lactation specialists, peers/advocates, hospital administration and staff, and other health care providers that interact with parents during the perinatal period.

CMEs available.

Registration and more info http://perinatalsupport.org/2019-conference/

For more information please contact, Mia Edidin at mia.edidin@perinatalsupport.org