Drug Free Moms and Babies helps mothers during and after pregnancy
Drug Free Moms and Babies
School, Department, or Center
Initiative of West Virginia Perinatal Partnership housed in the WVU Obstetrics and Gynecology Department
Cassie Leonard, MD
The Drug Free Moms and Babies Project is a comprehensive and integrated medical and behavioral health program for pregnant and postpartum women.
Key Aspects of the Drug Free Moms and Babies Project include:
* Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral and Treatment (SBIRT) services integrated in maternity care clinics
* Collaboration with community partners for the provision of comprehensive medical, behavioral health, and social services
* Long term follow-up for two years after the birth of the baby provided by a recovery coach. In addition, home visits and other services to help women maintain sobriety and access needed resources are provided.
* Program evaluation of effective strategies for identifying women in need, preventing addiction and abuse, treating women with substance abuse problems, and delivering recovery coaching services.
* Provider outreach education to other maternity care clinics in West Virginia to facilitate the duplication of successful model programs.
Patients served are from north central WV, southwestern PA, western MD, and eastern OH