Mother & Baby Substance Exposure Initiative Toolkit

The Mother & Baby Substance Exposure Initiative Toolkit was developed by a multidisciplinary task force of maternal and newborn health care experts to improve outcomes for substance exposed mothers and newborns.

The interactive online toolkit shares best practices across the care continuum for:

  • Screening, Assessment and Level of Care Determination
  • Treatment
  • Transition of Care
  • Education

Best practices are organized both by topic area and the type of practice setting: outpatient, labor and delivery and nursery-NICU. Key themes of the toolkit include:

- Every pregnant woman should be screened
- Every pregnant woman with opioid use disorder (OUD) should be on Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)
- Providers should encourage non-pharmacologic treatment for neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) where appropriate based on increasing evidence demonstrating its superiority
- Moms and babies should receive support to keep them together


The Mother & Baby Substance Exposure Toolkit

Informational Webinar