In 2015 Congress passed the Protecting Our Infants Act (POIA) to “respond to the unmet needs of pregnant women and their newborns.” Then, in 2017 the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) released the final strategy to improve care for pregnant and parenting mothers and their infants affected by the opioid epidemic.
Preventative measures, prenatal and postnatal education, high quality data, and rehabilitation are all part of the POIA. These are all components of MetaMD’s vision for an educational initiative. We hope our efforts act as a catalyst to get other organizations involved to help solve opioid related problems.
The NAS Parent Educator™ is the first step in MetaMD's initiative to find solutions to help infants and mothers affected by opioids and to reduce the associated medical and social costs. We are exploring additional prenatal and postpartum educational content, specialized programs, and interventional tools for women who are pregnant and using opioids.
Whether you want to review the program for use in your organization or explore ways to become involved in a larger initiative, let's talk. We are looking for partners who can provide additional resources for parents, expertise, content, tools, exposure, or financial support.
Whether you represent a hospital, physician's practice, supplier of medical equipment/supplies, a pharmaceutical company, a drug rehab program, or have specialized expertise to help infants, mothers, or mothers-to-be who are exposed to opioids, please contact us.
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