PNQIN Perinatal Opioid Project, Fall 2020 Summit

Improving Care of Perinatal Opioid Use: New & Old Challenges

Featuring Ayanna Pressley, 

U.S. Congresswoman, 7th District, MA

Thank you to all who joined our Fall 2020 Summit.

Click HERE to access the summit virtual packet, containing slide sets and numerous additional resources from project partners. 

Please email for questions about continuing education credits. 

Agenda (all times ET):

DAY 1:


1:00 PM: Opening Remarks by Lindsey Tucker, Associate Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Public Health

1:15 PM: Welcome and Logistics


1:30 PM: The Family Voice: Sharing My Story

Sheena Centola


1:45 PM: Keynote Address: Caring for Women with Opioid Use Disorder During a Pandemic: Public Health Perspectives

Julia Reddy

2:15 PM: Hospital Strategies for Caring for Women & Infants Impacted by Perinatal Opioid Use During COVID-19

Katherine Callaghan, Kate MacMillan 

2:45 PM: Break

2:55 PM: MassHealth’s Role in Supporting Perinatal OUD Care During COVID-19

Viveka Prakash-Zawisza, Joan Clowes, Madelyn Murphy 


3:25 PM: 4th Trimester Care During COVID-19

Leena Mittal, Gina Kelleher, Amy Thomas 


3:55 PM: Wrap-up 

DAY 2: 

1:00 PM: Welcome and Logistics

1:15 PM: The Family Voice: Sharing My Story

Latisha Goullaud 

1:30 PM: The Annual John Figgis Jewett Lecture of the Massachusetts Medical Society by Ayanna Pressley, U.S. Congresswoman 7th District, MA


2:00 PM: Applying a Critical Race-Conscious Framework to Perinatal Opioid Use Research: Literature Review

Bridget Foley 


2:30 PM: Break

2:40 PM: Racial Equity Data Road Map: Data as a Tool Towards Ending Structural Racism

Antonia Blinn, Susan Manning


3:10 PM: Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Severe Maternal Morbidity Among Pregnant Women with Opioid Use Disorder

Godwin Osei-Poku, Ron Iverson 


3:40 PM: Wrap-up


4:00 PM: Adjourn

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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.