What is District VIII?
District VIII was organized in 1976 under the Neonatal-Perinatal Section of the AAP. It is a non-profit organization with a primary goal of providing a mechanism for the interaction and education of health care professionals within the district who share a common goal of improving the outcome of pregnancy.

To access the Neonatal-Perinatal Section of the AAP, click here.

  How Does the Organization Function?
District VIII is governed by an elected Section Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer together with appointed representatives from each of 14 western states and Canadian provinces. Any health care professional may become a member, get involved, and enjoy opportunities for learning, making new friends, and exchanging information.

What can we learn from highly proficient NICUs?   Value Metric is a composite morbidity and resource utilization tool to assist CQI efforts (available for all to use at www.providence.org/nicuvaluemetric).  Phase 1 results are published (JAMA 2015;169:459-465).  Phase 2 will explore which leadership, cultural, and environmental features are shared by NICUs that have demonstrated improving outcomes related to successful CQI projects.  Participation is easy! – no new data collection.  We use de-identified von.CSV file, years 2000-2014, with an easy IRB waiver.  For more information:  joseph.kaempf@providence.org.

Note: Membership in the AAP or Neonatal-Perinatal Section is not required to belong to District VIII. Also, paying dues to the AAP and Neonatal-Perinatal Section does not extend membership to District VIII. Listing "AAP - Neonatal-Perinatal Section - District VIII " together only means District VIII is where the AAP member resides.