Improving Perinatal Mortality Review & Outcomes Via Education (IMPROVE) Workshop


Death of a baby is a devastating event for both the families and the professionals looking after them. In order to try to answer the questions raised by such deaths, a structured approach is required. Prior to attending an IMPROVE workshop, many health care professionals report feeling ill equipped to handling these issues and the workshop aims to provide tools to help the family and the healthcare facility at this time.

Providing education for health care professionals on how to use Clinical Practice Guideline for Perinatal Mortality is crucial to ensuring mothers and families receive the best care in the hospital setting. The Australian and New Zealand Stillbirth Alliance (ANZSA) in collaboration with the PSANZ Perinatal Mortality Group has developed this educational program for maternity health care professionals: IMproving Perinatal and Review and Outcomes Via Education (IMPROVE).  The Star Legacy Foundation partners with ANZSA and PSANZ to be the North American provider of Project IMPROVE

Project IMPROVE workshops are 4 hours in length and provide continuing education credits for health professionals.  To learn more click here.

IMPROVE covers appropriate practices around principles of bereavement care, communicating with parents about autopsy, clinical examination, placental and post-mortem examination, investigation, classification, and audit of stillbirth. If you would like to host an education session at your hospital please contact the Star Legacy Foundation IMPROVE Coordinator, Shauna Libsack.

This session of Project Improve is by invitation only as it is the initial Train-the-Trainer session for North American Faculty.  Future sessions will be open to the public.


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