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A Collaborative Approach to the Treatment of Pregnant Women with Opioid Use Disorder: Practice and Policy Considerations for Child Welfare, Collaborating Medical, and Service Providers

Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Administration for Children and Families

This guide focuses on creating coordinated, multi-system approaches to caring for pregnant women with opioid use disorder and their infants. It focuses on creating coordination between medical providers, addiction treatment and behavioral health providers, social service agencies including

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The Snuggle ME Guidelines: Tools for Caring for Women with Addiction and their Babies

Source: Maine Department of Health and Human Services

The 2018 guidelines on caring for pregnant women with substance use disorder (SUD) and their babies from the Maine Department of Health and Human Services. The guidelines include clinical algorithms for screening for substance use during pregnancy and caring for

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FAQs: Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS)

Source: Arizona Department of Health Services

The Arizona Department of Health Services created these frequently asked questions to explain the state requirement that health care providers report cases of neonatal opioid withdrawal (or neonatal abstinence syndrome) as part of the state’s enhanced opioid surveillance.

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PBSS Issue Brief: Geographic Patterns in Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome and Prescription Opioids in Kentucky

Source: Prescription Behavior Surveillance System - Brandeis University

The Prescription Behavior Surveillance System (PBSS) collects deindentified data from state prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) to identify treads in controlled substance prescribing and dispensing and indicators of non-medical use and diversion. This 2016 report looks at the

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Responding to the Prescription Opioid Crisis

Source: Association for Community Affiliated Plans

This 2017 report from the Association for Community Affiliated Plans describes innovative practices designed to address opioid misuse and treat opioid use disorder (OUD) implemented in 5 Medicaid managed care organizations across the country. The practices focus on prevention and detection of misuse of

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Pregnancy Care Provider Quick Reference Checklists: Snuggle ME Guidelines

Source: Maine Department of Health and Human Services

A 2 page summary of the Maine Snuggle Me guideline for treating pregnant women with substance use disorder and their infants. Includes clinician checklists for recommended care during the first, second and third trimesters and postpartum period. Funding Source:  Maine Department of Health and Human Services

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Strong Start Toolkit for You and Your Baby

Source: Strong Start Ohio

A collaboration of providers in Ohio developed this shared decision making tool for use by pregnant women and their providers. The tool is not specific to patients with substance use disorders but uses plain language to address multiple pregnancy related issues such as ensuring support for new moms, housing, food and patient safety. Funding Source: Ohio Department of Medicaid

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Bring Them All: A Family-Centered Approach to Addiction Treatment

Source: Center of Excellence on Behavioral Health for Pregnant and Postpartum Women and Their Families, Addiction Technology and Transfer Center

This 15 minute video describes the family-centered approach to addiction treatment provided by SHIELDS for Families in Southern California. The model allows women and their children and partners to stay together during treatment in a residential setting with all services provided on site.

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State Strategies to Address Opioid Use Disorder Among Pregnant and Postpartum Women and Infants Prenatally Exposed to Substances, Including Infants with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Source: Kroelinger, C.D. et. al., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A report from a 12 state learning collaborative on improving treatment of opioid use disorder among pregnant and parenting women and infants exposed to opioids. The report focuses on the strategies states used to expand access to and coordination of services, improve education and training for providers, use data to monitor and evaluate initiatives, enhance medical coverage and reimbursement policies, and address ethical, legal, and social considerations such as stigma.

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