Anna Jaques Hospital

Taking a Stand Against Substance Abuse--Giving Every Baby the Best Start

“Anna Jaques Hospital will expand Social Work Case Manager hours and activities with substance-using/addicted mothers to include the pre-natal and post-natal care periods, with the goals of educating mothers about substance use and the harm it causes to the unborn child, providing one-on-one support to mothers, encouraging mothers to engage with treatment or other prevention resources, and facilitate connection to perinatal support and resources.”

CATEGORY: Programs & Services
LOCATION: Newburyport, MA
AMOUNT: $150,308 over Three Years
YEAR AWARDED: 2017

The phrases "Join the Conversation" and "Let's Talk Stigma" on either side of a microphone.


Join the Conversation: An Anti-Stigma Campaign

Back in the fall of 2015, a coalition of Erie County-based behavioral health providers, agencies, and funders began to take shape. The group, coming together as the Erie County Anti-Stigma Coalition, dedicated itself to addressing the negative perceptions that so many continue to have about mental health challenges and people who deal with these challenges. … Continued