Recovery Event Calendar

Webinar: Moms Do Care

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
2:00 pm3:00 pm
Webinar: Moms Do Care

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) leadership, in collaboration with the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program (COAP) team, invites you to this no-cost webinar on February 20, 2019, at 2:00 p.m., ET.

Please register to reserve your spot!

About the Webinar

This webinar will highlight the Massachusetts Moms Do Care Project, which provides an innovative and multipronged approach to supporting pregnant and parenting women who abuse opioids.

Core components of the program include:
· Peer-led recovery coaching, care navigation, and wellness planning;
· System change and capacity-building initiatives; and
· Program sustainability by developing regional, integrated, ongoing provider care collaborative groups.

February 20, 2019
2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m., ET

The Moms Do Care Project (MDCP) began in 2015 with a grant awarded to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Bureau of Substance Abuse Services (MDPH/BSAS) by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to expand access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid abuse.

Due to the state’s rising rates of pregnant women abusing opioids and increasing reports of neonatal abstinence syndrome, MDPH/BSAS wrote the grant specifically to serve pregnant and postpartum women. The project was originally implemented in two health-care systems: UMASS Memorial Medical Center in the urban area of Worcester, Massachusetts, and Cape Cod Health Care in the rural areas of the Cape.

In 2017, under the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission’s Health Care Innovation Initiative funding, MDCP expanded to two more health-care systems: Lahey-Beverly Hospital, a suburban community hospital, and Lowell General Hospital, an urban community hospital. In 2018, MDPH used a portion of its State Opioid Response funding and expanded MAT funding to replicate and enhance the MDCP in additional urban and rural sites: three community health-care centers and two hospital-based health care systems.

The webinar will include an overview of the project as well as the associated evaluation.

· Laura Sternberger, LICSW, Manager, Massachusetts Moms Do Care Project, and Director, Pregnant and Postpartum Women’s Services, the Institute for Health and Recovery at Massachusetts Department of Public Health's Bureau of Substance Addiction Services

· Amy Sorensen-Alawad, MSPH, MPA, Program Director and Grants Management Specialist, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services

· Amy Salomon, Ph.D., Senior Fellow, Center for Research and Evaluation

BJA’s COAP is a collaborative effort that includes the training and technical assistance teams from Advocates for Human Potential, Inc.; Altarum Institute; PDMP TTAC; Brandeis University; and the Institute for Intergovernmental Research.

Advocates for Human Potential, Inc.

This project was supported by Grant No. 2017-AR-BX-K003 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART). Points of view or opinions are those of the presenters and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.