PI: Mishka Terplan, MD, MPH, and Sarah Roberts, DrPH
Amount: $596,921
Timeline: Mar. 2022 - Feb. 2024
Area: Professional Education
Cohort: Innovation

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Doing Right at Birth: Reducing Stigma and Improving Recovery Through Professional Education and Around Child Welfare Reporting

Pregnant people with opioid use disorder often forgo prenatal care and treatment for fear providers will report them to the child welfare system. This project will convene experts in health, policy, law, and advocacy, along with people affected by the child welfare system, to develop, implement, and evaluate trainings for health care providers, hospital administrators, and public health officials about the legal, scientific, and ethical aspects of reporting people to the child welfare system. The training, which will be delivered through webinars and a self-paced video course, will also cover evidence-based treatments for pregnant and parenting people.