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Issue Brief: Closing Gaps in the Continuum of Treatment and Support Services for Pregnant and Parenting Women with Opioid Use Disorder

March 11, 2021

Although treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD) during pregnancy is known to improve maternal and neonatal health outcomes, only a third of pregnant women with OUD receive medications for opioid use disorder, the standard of care. In a new issue brief, three FORE grantees — the Don’t Quit the Quit program (University of North Dakota), Jenna’s Project (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), and Renewal House — describe how they are helping to increase referrals to treatment, expand access, and deliver tailored supports to help women and their families.

Upcoming Webinar (March 16, 2021)

Supporting the Care of Mother-Child Dyad in Substance Use Disorder Treatment
Given the focus on the implementation of medications to treat OUD during the perinatal period, many medical, social services, and substance use disorder treatment providers have questions about how to best support both mother and child. Make sure to register for this webinar that will introduce the mother-child dyad in the context of OUD treatment and ways to promote healthy maternal child attachment.