Lawrence General Hospital

Navigating Women with Opioid Use Disorder through Pregnancy for Better Health Outcomes for Newborns

“Lawrence General Hospital will extend the services of its existing Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) program to include service navigation and peer support for pregnant women with opioid use disorders (OUD). The project’s objectives are to conduct outreach to various health providers regarding the NAS program and referral processes; enroll pregnant women with OUD into the program; provide individualized service navigation and peer support; and help expectant mothers understand the Department of Children and Families’s expectations and rules for parents to maintain/regain custody of their soon-to-be newborn children.”

CATEGORY: Programs & Services
LOCATION: Lawrence, MA
AMOUNT: $99,999 over Three Years
YEAR AWARDED: 2018
WEBSITE: www.lawrencegeneral.org


Helping Students Deal with Mental Health Challenges

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the growing mental health crisis for too many young people. Even before the pandemic, depression, anxiety, and suicidality rates were sharply rising among teens in America. In 2019, rates of adolescents reporting a major depressive episode were up 60 percent from about ten years prior.[1] Articles appear in the media … Continued