Pregnant and Parenting Women with Opioid Use Disorder

Discover how specialist and primary care collaboration in prenatal substance use can benefit you and your patients.

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Improve Access to Complex Care Treatment

Most women in substance use treatment are of childbearing age and often face a host of complex and entwined issues.


Improve Patient Outcomes

Investing time to learn how to provide specialty treatment to your patients in your primary care office, where they are most comfortable, can improve patient outcomes.

Grow Your Primary Care Practice Capacity

Research shows that providers who attend Project ECHO sessions increase their ability to treat patients and offer community resources and referrals to patients and caregivers. When multiple providers in one practice attend the same or different ECHOs, capacity to treat patients expands exponentially.

How to Participate

Access your ECHO clinics from anywhere, using your computer or mobile device.

  • Register for your Project ECHO of choice
  • No-charge consultation with a multidisciplinary team of specialists on active cases
  • No homework
  • IT support available

Learning Objectives

After participating in ECHO, providers will be able to:

  • Recognize the extent of substance use during pregnancy throughout New Jersey
  • Identify potential substance use problems using screening protocols during pregnancy
  • Implement best practices and evidence-based care for women with substance use during pregnancy and newborn infants exposed to substances
  • Collaborate to ensure continuity of care for pregnant women with substance use disorders and their newborns throughout the perinatal period
  • Recognize the stigma of mental health and substance use disorders

Maternal Child Health ECHO Session Leaders

Natalie Roche, MD, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Health, Addiction Medicine, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Damali Campbell-Oparaji, MD, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Health, Addiction Medicine, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Angela Cicchino, Peer Recovery Program Manager, RWJBarnabas Health Institute for Prevention and Recovery

Michelle Rupe, MSW, Program Manager, NJ Department of Children & Families

Deena Cohen, CADC, Perinatal Opioid Addictions Specialist, Central Jersey Family Health Consortium

Maternal Child Health ECHO Curriculum

Biweekly Mondays 11:30am-12:30pm

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MCH/OUD ECHO ACCME Accreditation

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MCH Registration Link