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Pregnancy and the Opioid Crisis: Heightened Effects of COVID-19

White, A., Lundahl, B., Bryan, M. A., Okifuji, A., Smid, M., Gordon, A. J., Carlston, K., Silipigni, J., Abdullah, W., Krans, E. E., Kenney, A., Cochran, G. 

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Policy Change/ Development
Healthcare Access and Quality
Social and Community Context
Tools Included
Outside U.S.

Mitigation and Prevention

This article describes strategies used to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on patients enrolled in a clinical trial providing patient navigation to pregnant mothers with opioid use disorder (OUD). The practice strategy this article is focused on is mitigating the effects of the pandemic on pregnant women with OUD, particularly those also experiencing intimate partner violence.

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Outcomes of Interest

Priority Population(s)

People With Substance Use Disorders

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Geographic Area of Implementation

Implementation Period

2019 - 2021