Substance Exposure and NAS Education and Outreach

Substance Exposure and NAS

Substance use during pregnancy is a significant concern in West Virginia, significantly impacting newborn health outcomes. The prevalence of substance use disorders among expectant mothers in the state has raised serious concerns, leading to a higher incidence of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) and long-term health consequences for both mothers and their infants. Public health initiatives and multidisciplinary approaches are being employed to address this pressing issue and improve the well-being of both pregnant women and their newborns in the state.

Education and Outreach Resources

WV Impact

WV Impact was developed to provide training and resources for families and providers to create opportunities and address needs of children diagnosed with NAS or exposed to substances in utero.

WV Perinatal Partnership

The West Virginia Perinatal Partnership is centered on the goal of improving health outcomes for pregnant women and their babies in West Virginia.

WV Perinatal NAS Toolkit

The WV Perinatal Partnership toolkit can provide a better understanding of the extent and cost of the problem of perinatal substance use and help implement effective interventions to reduce the impact.

2023 Project WATCH Webinar

This webinar provides an overview of Project WATCH along with information from various speakers on the topics of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) and substance exposure.