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Maternal Opioid Use Disorder

The Maternal Opioid Use Disorder Initiative aims to decrease misuse of opioids, inform providers of alternatives to prescribing opioids, and increase identification and treatment of opioid misuse. 

AAP Maternal-Infant Health and Opioid Use ECHO - Recruitment Now Open!
AAP Maternal-Infant Health and Opioid Use ECHO - Recruitment Now Open!

The AAP is excited to announce that the Maternal-Infant Health and Opioid Use ECHO is accepting requests for application! This learning collaborative aims to support pediatric practices in their implementation of clinical interventions to improve the health outcomes of infants and families affected by prenatal opioid use. Pediatric practices interested in developing sustainable patient- and family-centered approaches to treatment and support for infants with prenatal opioid exposure are encouraged to apply. Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is an innovative telementoring program designed to create virtual communities of learners by connecting experts with primary care teams in local communities, fostering an “all teach, all learn” approach. This ECHO will incorporate quality improvement work and will meet monthly from October 2020 through April 2021. The opportunity to participate is open to all pediatric practices. The ECHO sessions will be held the second Monday of each month @ 1:00 – 2:00 pm (ET) | 12:00 – 1:00 pm (CT).

Access more information here and submit your application by October 19, 2020!

This workgroup meets from 7:00-8:00am on the first Monday of each month. Meeting dates/times are subject to change based on member availability and scheduling needs. Contact for more information.

Workgroup Members
Name Affiliation
Heather Bell  
Susan Boehm MNPQC Executive Branch
Liz Corey Minnesota Department of Health
Ruthie Dallas Women's Recovery Services
Kurt Devine CHI/St Gabriel's Health
Brian Grahan Hennepin Health
Bonnie Hansen Minnesota Perinatal Organization
Lisa Johnson Sanford Health
Cresta Jones MHealth Fairview
Alina Kraynak Minnesota Department of Health
Abby Montague Hennepin Health
Mary Murati Park Nicollet
Erin Plummer Children's Minnesota
Frances Prekker Hennepin Health
Phillip Rauk MNPQC Executive Branch
Ari Skalisky American College of Nurse Midwives
Abby Stoffel Minnesota Hospital Association
Barb Symalla Children's Minnesota
Anne Walaszek MNPQC Executive Branch

The Minnesota Perinatal Quality Collaborative (MNPQC) is co-facilitated by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and Minnesota Perinatal Organization (MPO), and is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a State-Based Perinatal Quality Collaboratives Cooperative Agreement.

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