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Mother & Baby Substance Exposure Initiative

 

The Mother & Baby Substance Exposure Initiative, part of the Medication Assisted Treatment Expansion Project, is a hospital and community-based effort to improve outcomes for mothers and newborns impacted by substance exposure, with a specific focus on Opioid Use Disorder.

CPQCC and CMQCC  are jointly implementing this project in collaboration with Health Management Associates (HMA). The Mother & Baby Substance Exposure Initiative is funded by the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) as part of a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) State Opioid Response grant. 

The Mother & Baby Substance Exposure Initiative will emphasize care that maintains the mother-baby dyad throughout the hospital stay and will also address treatment and prevention of substance exposure during and after pregnancy. 
 
Key components of this initiative include:

  • Leading a multidisciplinary taskforce of experts from across California to develop a toolkit for maternal and newborn care providers on perinatal substance exposure, with a focus on opioid exposure
  • Implementing quality improvement collaboratives for hospitals in selected counties across Northern, Central and Southern California
  • Collecting and reporting data to support quality improvement
  • Mobilizing and supporting public and private partners across the state
  • Networking and learning from other states that have implemented the Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM) National Collaborative Opioid Bundle 

The Mother & Baby Substance Exposure Initiative is funded from January 2019 through September 2020