The rate of pregnant women diagnosed with opioid use disorder (OUD) during labor and delivery in the U.S. more than quadrupled from 1999 to 2014, according to a 2018 analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In Florida, the rate climbed from 0.5 per 1,000 delivery hospitalizations in 1999 to 6.6 in 2014.
This project’s purpose is to work with providers, hospitals, and other stakeholders to improve identification, clinical care and coordinated treatment/support for pregnant women with opioid use disorder and their infants.
Project Focus: Standardization related to:
Learn about our parallel infant health NAS Initiative.
Recruitment for participating hospitals has launched! The application deadline is September 30, 2019.
To assist hospitals in learning more about the initiative and the application process, we held an informational webinar on July 30, 2019 (click to view the recording). The slides are available here.
The statewide launch of the MORE Initiative will be November 14, 2019. Hospitals will kick off in their own facilities by January 2020 and will be committed to participate until March of 2021.