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Substance Use Initiative

Substance Use and Mental Health Conditions

MDPQC received supplemental funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to address substance use and mental health conditions among pregnant people, postpartum people and affected newborns. The overall objective is to increase clinical-community linkages to provide better care and treatment, including mental health care, to pregnant and postpartum people experiencing substance use and mental health conditions. By participating in this initiative, MDPQC hospitals and facilities will be able to increase processes to identify community resources and increase referrals to treatment and support services for substance use and mental health.


Please reach out to Alynna Nguyen at or 804.287.0285 with any questions related to this project.

Opioid Use Community Resource Inventory

This guide is a compilation of local and statewide resources for hospitals and facilities working with patients experiencing substance use and mental health conditions across Maryland. As part of our substance use initiative, we’ve created this community resource inventory for providers and staff to utilize when referring patients to substance use and mental health services. This is not a comprehensive list of available resources. Please call or refer to the organizations' websites for up-to-date information.

Featured Community Resource: MOM Case Management Services

The MOM Program provides enhanced case management services for pregnant Medicaid members with opioid use disorder. The program supports participants during pregnancy and for up to one year after the baby is born. Participants who enroll will meet monthly with a case manager to come up with a care plan for them and their baby. Our goal is to offer the community resources you need to help you have a healthy pregnancy. Visit the website to enroll. 

Resources on Opioid Use During Pregnancy (for healthcare providers and health departments) 

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) 


Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) - a three-part infographic series on best practices to support pregnant and postpartum women with opioid use disorder and infants prenatally exposed to opioids.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 


March of Dimes 


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)


Maryland Maternal Health Innovation Program (MDMOM) 


MACS for MOMs (Maryland Addiction Consultations Service for MOMs) 

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