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  • Webinars
    We are hosting a monthly webinar series on the first Tuesday of every month, from 1pm-2pm. Please email Mary Houghton for more information.
  • MPQC Maternal Opioid Use During Pregnancy Toolkit
    Click HERE to access the MPQC Maternal Opioid Use During Pregnancy Toolkit. This toolkit was developed by all the maternal health providers that encompass the Massachusetts Perinatal Quality Collaborative, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Abuse Services, Boston Medical Center’s STATE OBAT-B, and Institute for Health and Recovery. Additional thanks goes to Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project (MCPAP for Moms) and Massachusetts Perinatal-Neonatal Quality Improvement Network with whom the initial document was conceptualized.'
  • Hospital Resources
    Click here to access a collection of policies, guidelines, and educational materials developed by different hospitals engaged in our collaborative.
  • Plan of Safe Care
    The Plan of Safe Care is a document created jointly by a pregnant or parenting woman, and her provider. This document helps women to think about what services or supports they might find useful, to record their preparations to parent and organize the care and services they are receiving. To view more information and see templates of a plan of safe care, click here. As part of the statewide initiative around plans of safe care, DPH and IHR have developed a robust web-based repository with searchable, geographically-organized substance use resources for pregnant and parenting women. The repository can be found on the IHR website here.

OUD in Pregnancy Initiative 

NeoQIC and MPQC have been working on NAS and opioid use in pregnancy for some time, and we formally joined together in this work last year as PNQIN.  Thus far, most of our attention has focused on the care of the substance-exposed newborn and the family after birth.  Based on great work that has already been done at several centers, we’d like to now dig deeper into collaborative efforts focused on the mother and the care of OUD in pregnancy.  We’re planning a similar model to what MPQC and NeoQIC have used in the past:  hospital and outpatient improvement teams and improvement projects, data sharing, a webinar QI training series, and poster presentations at our PNQIN statewide summits. We are collecting a couple maternal-focused metrics, including one of our primary outcomes of percent of mothers receiving MAT during pregnancy, and we hope to add additional obstetric-focused measures over time. There are a number of infant based measures as well, extending into the year after delivery. To view information about our project on Substance Exposed Newborns, click here

In February we held a kick-off meeting to bring teams together and start to share ideas and where we all are in our care process for OUD in pregnancy.  The slides for this meeting are available here. See the menu below for more project information. 

If you would like more information about this initiative, please email Mary Houghton at

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