Birdie Gunyon Meyer, RN, MA, CLC
PSI Education & Training Chair
Indiana University Health
1701 N. Senate Blvd.
Indianapolis, IN 46206 USA
Role in PSI:
Training & Education Chairperson
Birdie is an RN with a Master’s in Counseling. She is the coordinator of the Perinatal Mood Disorders Program at Indiana University Health in Indianapolis, IN. In that role she serves as facilitator for a weekly mom-to-mom support group, teaches an outreach class twice a month, and sees clients for education and referral. She is certified as a CPR instructor, Lactation Counselor, Spirit of Care giving facilitator, RTS Bereavement Facilitator, Critical Incident response, and Parish Nurse. She is also a Childbirth Educator. She speaks frequently on Postpartum Mood Disorders to communities, nursing schools, grand rounds, physician’s offices and local & regional conferences. She has been featured on local radio and television promoting information and education of PMD. She was the Subject Matter Expert on the development of an e-learning tool for Healthy Families visitors in conjunction with Indiana Perinatal Network.
She has worked closely with Indiana Perinatal Network(IPN) in developing statewide education, training, and promotion of information about PMD’s. IPN received a HRSA grant and will soon be featuring billboards about PPD in the state of Indiana. The IPN committee developed materials and web-site information regarding PPD. Our slogan is “Something’s not Right”.
Birdie is a member of the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrical, and Neonatal Nursing (AWHONN), Indiana Perinatal Network (IPN), Sigma Theta Tau, and PSI. She also serves on the advisory board for Healthy Families in Indiana.
Birdie received the Jane Honikman award in 2007. She recently was highlighted as a “Healthcare Hero” in the local Indianapolis Business Journal. In June 2008, Birdie received the 2008 AWHONN Award of Excellence in Advocacy. AWHONN presents its Award of Excellence in Advocacy to an AWHONN member with an outstanding history of advocacy. Winners integrate AWHONN’s mission and standards into their health policy and legislative work, mobilize and mentor others, as well as impact women’s or newborn’s health at the federal, state, or local level.
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