Safe Deliveries Roadmap launches new collaborative

October 15, 2020

WSHA’s Safe Deliveries Roadmap program is launching a new endeavor, the Opioid Use Disorder, Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome and Equity Collaborative, to ensure that every birthing person impacted by opioid use disorder and every opioid-exposed newborn is identified and provided with appropriate treatment and services through an equity lens.

The collaborative is Co-Chaired by Dr. Jim Walsh and Dr. Vania Rudolf from Swedish Addiction Recovery Services in partnership with Tiffani Buck from the Washington State Department of Health and guided by a multidisciplinary group of subject matter experts.

The collaborative will utilize the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Collaborative model to engage a cohort of 10–15 hospital teams over a 12-month period. The Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM) OUD bundle is a key resource. Throughout the collaborative, teams will receive support from program leadership and subject matter experts, education on best practices, change packages with tools and resources, and peer networking opportunities.

Complete the enrollment form online. Enrollment closes on Friday, Nov. 6. A total of 10–15 teams will be selected for Cohort 1, launching with Learning Session 1 in January 2021.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Janine Reisinger at or Michele Kulhanek at


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