Perinatal Substance Use Disorder Learning Collaborative

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Through the Safe Deliveries Roadmap initiative, the Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA) and our partners at the Department of Health (DOH) aim to improve birthing person and infant outcomes by establishing and promoting best practices for care.  

Pregnancy is a unique time to address the complex and challenging health needs of people with a substance use disorder (SUD). It’s an opportunity to provide interventions that can improve maternal and child health well beyond the perinatal period. Hospitals play a critical role in providing evidence-informed services and linkages to treatment. 

In their most recent legislative report, the WA State Maternal Mortality Review Panel found that one of the leading underlying causes of pregnancy-related deaths were behavioral health conditions including suicide and overdose; and opioids were involved in most of the pregnancy-associated accidental overdose. 

Making systems changes and improving our care practices for people who are pregnant or postpartum and have a substance use disorder is one of the most impactful initiatives you can be involved in that improves outcomes and reduces maternal deaths in Washington State.

SUD Package

Each topic area has step-by-step instructions to help you implement changes and improve care for people who are pregnant and have a substance use disorder. These instructions are suggestions of how to proceed, however, we recognize that each hospital’s needs are unique. Utilize what will work best for your team. Additionally, the steps are iterative not meant to be completed in a linear manner, rather, you may find that you can work on multiple steps at the same time.

Developed by the WA State Safe Delivery’s Roadmap and adapted from resources provided by the California, Colorado, Illinois, and Florida Perinatal Care Quality Collaboratives.

KEY COMPONENTS OF SUD CARE

1. FOUNDATIONAL PRINCIPLES

2. SCREENING & BRIEF INTERVIEW

3. TREATMENT

4. NOTIFICATION/REPORTING

 5. LINKAGE TO COMMUNITY RESOURCES

SUPPLEMENTAL PROGRAM RESOURCES

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Washington State Hospital Association
999 Third Avenue
Suite 1400
Seattle, WA 98104

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206.281.7211 phone
206.283.6122 fax

info@wsha.org

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