Snuggle ME Webinar Series

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In Maine, the number of infants treated for prenatal drug exposure has risen dramatically from 165 to over 927 infants a year from 2005 to 2013. In response to this growing crisis affecting our state's youngest children and families, the Family Health Division of the Maine CDC and the Maine Chapter of the AAP identified this as a priority area in the spring of 2010 and partnered to create the “Snuggle ME” project. This is an effort to improve care coordination for affected families with the goal of providing appropriate counseling and care prenatally, in the hospital setting, and post-discharge through early intervention services.
The Snuggle ME project is an integrated effort of the Maine Chapter of the AAP and Maine CDC, maternity care providers including high risk maternal fetal medicine, OB/GYN, family medicine, nurse midwives, nurse practitioners, pediatricians and neonatologists with representatives from EMMC, MMC, and CMMC, MaineGeneral, Penobscot Bay Medical Center, Franklin Memorial, Mayo Regional, ACOG, Office of Substance Abuse, WIC and lactation consultants that came together to create recommendations for care. Click here to view the Snuggle ME guidelines now posted on the Maine CDC website.

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  • Behavioral Health
  • Child Welfare
  • Children 0-5
  • Family Planning
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  • Medical Care
  • Policy
  • Prevention
  • Treatment Models