Advancing Equity: Reproductive Health Services and Considerations for Women with Substance Use Disorders

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Dec. 16, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

The Center for HOPES and the Center for Public Health Practice within the College of Public Health are hosting a six-part virtual learning series.

The series will examine the intersection of the addiction and reproductive health and explore and promote best practices for advancing health equity and access to care among women with substance use disorders (SUD). 

Unintended pregnancy rates are high among women with substance use disorders, approaching eight of every 10 pregnancies among women using opioids. These results suggest that women with SUD have significant unmet contraceptive needs.

Though we are far from addressing primary prevention, states and communities are leading the way with innovative approaches to increase knowledge about — and access to — reproductive health services for women with SUD. This webinar series will feature integrated care models (SUD treatment/recovery and reproductive health services) occurring in Ohio and in other states.

Register below for the learning webinar series. The first session begins on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, and runs through Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020. The webinars are in Eastern Standard Time. 

Our draft series agenda is as follows:
Session 1: Setting the Stage; Policy Overview
Session 2: Pregnancy and Postpartum Care
Session 3: Substance Use Treatment Settings
Session 4: Non-Clinical or Community Settings, Part I
Session 5: Non-Clinical or Community Settings, Part 2
Session 6: Next Steps and Future Strategies

This series is produced in partnership with: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, Center for Community Solutions, Ohio Association of Community Health Centers, Ohio Department of Health, Ohio Perinatal Quality Collaborative and the Harm Reduction Coalition.