Specifically addressing addiction in the pregnant and/or parenting woman holds both emotional and ethical significance when speaking about stopping the “cycle” of addiction, violence, and poverty. Health Management Associates (HMA) has implemented its Mother&Baby Substance Use Exposure Initiative in multiple counties across the state. HMA is working hand-in-hand with the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative (CMQCC) and the California Perinatal Quality Care Collaborative (CPQCC) to deliver state-of-the-art treatment from the prenatal phase to the post-delivery phase.
The goal of the initiative is to increase access to MAT treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD), reducing unmet treatment need and opioid overdose related deaths through the provision of prevention, treatment, and recovery activities for OUD. The aim is to decrease neonatal abstinence syndrome severity and length of stay in the hospital, ensure that plans of safe care are implemented, and to increase the number of mothers in long-term recovery. The initiative has curated and developed materials for providers and patients on the AddictionFreeCa.org website, as well as creating a toolkit for addressing Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, or NAS.
Check out AddictionFreeCA.org to learn more about the Mom&Baby Substance Exposure Initiative other MAT Expansion Projects led by HMA.