Virtual Learning Series: A Birth Center Primer for Hospital Leaders

This free, six-part virtual Learning Series will help hospital leaders develop a strategy to strengthen their relationships with freestanding birth centers within their communities or establish a new birth center. Designed to operationalize critical concepts and tools from the Hospital Guide to Integrating the Freestanding Birth Center Model, each of the six learning sessions will highlight the work of experts who have led integration efforts across the country.

The Learning Series begins September 8th. Register now to reserve your spot!

Birth centers have emerged as a vital part of the solution to the growing challenges and inequities of our maternal health care system. Uniquely tailored to address the distinct needs and priorities of hospital leaders, this Learning Series will equip you with the knowledge and tools essential for optimizing collaboration with birth centers.

Register today and earn up to 6.5 free CE credits while you master strategies that promote collaboration between hospitals and birth centers.

Sessions Include:

  1. Assessing Readiness and Centering Equity in Your Hospital’s Birth Center Strategy
    • Friday 9/8 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am PST
  2. Developing Eligibility Criteria and Collaborative Care Guidelines
    • Wednesday 9/20 @ 3:00 pm -4:00 pm PST
  3. Designing Transport Workflows and Maximizing Collaboration Across Facilities
    • Tuesday 10/3 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am PST
  4. Beyond Transfer: Exploring Financial, Programmatic and Administrative Integration Between Birth Centers and Hospitals
    • Thursday 10/19 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm PST
  5. Preventing and Learning From Sentinel Events
    • Monday 10/30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm PST
  6. Planning and Conducting Effective Emergency Drills for Community Birth
    • Monday 11/13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm PST

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This series is presented by Primary Maternity Care (PMC) in partnership with the California Quality Collaborative.


Begins: September 8, 2023
Ends: November 13, 2023