The ICON project partners with the Vermont Department of Health and The University of Vermont Children's Hospital to improve health outcomes for opioid-exposed newborns. Improved health outcomes are achieved by provision of educational sessions on up-to-date recommendations and guidelines to health care professionals who provide care for opioid-dependent pregnant women and their infants.The project also maintains a maternal and newborn population-focused database for tracking process and outcome measures. This data is used to identify gaps in care and systems related resources; the project addresses these gaps through quality improvement initiatives, focused on enhanced care processes and systems’ changes.
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A COLLABORATIVE APPROACH TO THE TREATMENT OF PREGNANT WOMEN WITH OPIOID USE DISORDERS
*Please email VCHIP.ICON@med.uvm.edu if you would like to become a member of the ICON Listserv.
Michelle Shepard, MD, PhD, and Lead Faculty
Julie Parent, MSW, Project Director
Avery Rasmussen, Data Manager
Angela Zinno, MA, Project Coordinator