Perinatal Opioid Project (POP)   ​

The Neonatal Quality Improvement Collaborative of Massachusetts (NeoQIC) and the Massachusetts Perinatal Quality Collaborative (MPQC) are excited to support a statewide quality improvement initiative focused on improving the care of infants and families impacted by perinatal opioid use and neonatal abstinence syndrome.  Building upon years of past work by hospitals and organizations throughout the state, this initiative was formally launched in January 2017 and relies on close collaborations with many state partners, including the Department of Public Health, the Bureau of Substance Addiction Services, the Department of Children and Families, Early Intervention, and the Health Policy Commission.  


All hospitals that care for mothers or newborns are invited to participate. Please see the drop down menu below to access more information on the various components of our project. 

For more information, please contact: Munish Gupta or Ron Iverson. 

Project Resources 

Project Documents


Click here to see the various documents associated with our SEN initiative.




Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Inpatient Management Quality Improvement Toolkit


Click here to access the Neonatal Abstinence Syndrom Inpatient Management Quality Improvement Toolkits. This page is password protected. If you do not have the password, please email Munish Gupta at mgupta@bidmc.harvard.edu




MPQC Maternal Opiod 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.'




Massachusetts Resources and Guidelines


Click here to view our Massachusetts Resources and Guidelines page. This page lists state and community organizations and programs that offer guidelines and services for infants and families impacted by perinatal opioid use within the state of Massachusetts.




Eat, Sleep, Console Care Method


This page is for all hospitals participating in the systematic roll-out of the ESC care tool. To access the ESC training page, click here.




Surveys


This page includes various survey tools developed for the project as well as selected survey results. Please click here to view this page.




Hospital Resources


Click here to access a collection of policies, guidelines, and educational materials developed by different hospitals engaged in our collaborative.




Cuddler Program Information


Click here to see the cuddler program information page. This page contains information on the Cuddling Assists in Lowering Maternal and Infant Stress (CALM) program based at Boston Medical Center. This page is intended to help hospitals forming cuddler programs within their organization. Please note this page is password protected. Please email mhoughto@bidmc.harvard.edu to obtain the password.




The Journey Project


To view the Journey Project website click here. From the Journery Project website: "The Journey Project is an interactive Web resource for pregnant and parenting women who have questions or concerns about opioid and other substance use. The Journey focuses on the stories of women with lived experience, offering information, hope, encouragement, and resources for every step of their perinatal journey. With videos, informational slideshows, resource links, and worksheets, the Journey Project seeks to empower and inform women about opioid and other substance use and pregnancy. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (BSAS), in collaboration with the Institute for Health and Recovery and the Center for Social Innovation, created the Journey Project."




Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Dashboard


Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Dashboard The Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) Dashboard is hosted on the MA Department of Public Health website here. To support ongoing efforts to improve the care of newborns and families impacted by opioid use during pregnancy, the MA Department of Public Health designed a web-based dashboard of key NAS metrics designed in partnership with several state and community organizations. The dashboard provides population-based data on NAS and eight other key indicators related to perinatal opioid use. Data are provided for the state overall, as well as by maternal race/ethnicity, education, age, and insurance coverage. In addition to statewide estimates, data are also presented by the six Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) regions.




Data Reports


Click here to view our monthly statewide key metric reports. This page contains only the statewide key metric report. If you are looking for your hospital specific report, please email Munish Gupta.




Previous Summits


Fall 2019 Summit: Improving the Care of Mothers, Infants and Families Impacted by Perinatal Opioid Use: A MA Initiative (Click to view slides) Spring 2019 Summit: Improving the Care of Mothers, Infants and Families Impacted by Perinatal Opioid Use: A MA Initiative (Click to view slides & Poster PDFs) Fall 2018 Summit: Improving the Care of Mothers, Infants and Families Impacted by Perinatal Opioid Use: A MA Initiative (Click to view slides & Poster PDFs) Spring 2018 Summit: Improving the Care of Mothers, Infants and Families Impacted by Perinatal Opioid Use: A MA Initiative (Click to view slides & poster PDFs) Fall 2017 Summit: Improving the Care of Mothers, Infants and Families Impacted by Perinatal Opioid Use: A MA Initiative (Click to view slides & poster PDFs) *These pages are password protected. If you do not have the password, email Munish Gupta




NICHQ Training Webinar Series


Click here to obtain information on the 2017 NICHQ QI training webinar series. This webinar series provided structured quality improvement education to participating teams, and lead teams through the initial steps of formulating and conducting a quality improvement project.




Recent Publications


Click here to view a list of recent journal publications regarding NAS and perinatal opioid use.




In the Media


To view a list of recent local news articles regarding Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, click here.




Plans 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. A POSC can be any family service plan that covers both the parents’ behavioral health/recovery services (including addiction and mental health supports) and family or child-focused services (such as referral to Early Intervention and prenatal care appointments). To learn about the Plan of Safe Care and the Massachusetts statewide effort around implementing it into your practice, click here.




Early Intervention Project


To learn more about the Early Intervention component of the PNQIN Perinatal Opioid Use Project, click here.




National Resources and Guidelines


This page lists national organizations and professional societies that provide guidelines and resources regarding maternal opioid use and neonatal abstinence syndrome. Click here to view this page.




AIM OUD Bundle


Please visit HERE to learn more about the implementation of the MA AIM Initiative, and the prioritization of the AIM OUD Bundle. Hospitals participating in AIM Wave 1 may visit HERE for Wave 1 Team Resources. Hospitals participating in AIM Wave 2 may visit HERE for Wave 2 Team Resources.





Last Updated: 3/3/20

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Through open sharing of data and promotion of best practices, we aim to achieve measurable improvements in perinatal health outcomes while eliminating health disparities and improving health equity among Massachusetts mothers, newborns, and their families.

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