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

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