Local Perspectives

Date of Publication: 
August-2012

CityMatCH has been working with 6 local public health departments on preventing substance-exposed pregnancies. Many CityMatCH member health departments have reported an increase in the misuse of prescription painkillers -- mostly oxycodone and oxycontin -- and a notable increase in the incidence of NAS in local hospital NICUs. To ascertain the nature of the current practices around screening and potential interventions for opiate misuse and NAS at the local level, CityMatCH conducted a survey of its urban member health departments. For more information, please download the article.

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