A 2 page overview of Project Nurture, a Center of Excellence program that provides prenatal care, inpatient maternity care, and postpartum care for women with substance use disorder as well as pediatric care for their infants. The integrated delivery model includes physicians, certified alcohol and drug counselors and peer support specialists in the treatment team. The model has been adopted by multiple sites, some of which incorporate addiction treatment into a primary care clinic and some which incorporate maternity and pediatric care into an addiction treatment facility. This paper provides a brief summary of the Project Nurture evaluations which showed positive outcomes for Project Nurture participants compared to women with substance use disorder provided usual maternity care.
Funding Source: Legacy Health Systems, Lifeworks NW, CODA, Inc., Oregon Health & Science University, Oregon DHS Child Welfare, Health Share of Oregon
Project Nurture - A New Model of Care that Integrates Maternity Care and Substance Use Treatment
A 2 page overview of the Project Nurture model of providing integrated care to pregnant and parenting women with substance use disorder.