Oregon Statutes - Chapter 430 - Administration; Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs - Section 430.925 - Demonstration pilot projects; goals.

Subject to the availability of federal funds, the Department of Human Services shall design and place in operation as soon as possible after August 5, 1989, two demonstration pilot projects in local health departments to alleviate the health related problems of pregnant and postpartum women and their infants which arise from substance use. One project shall be within a metropolitan statistical area and one project shall be in a rural area outside of a metropolitan statistical area. The project designs shall take account of the findings, policies and intent of ORS 430.900 to 430.930. Projects shall incorporate promising or innovative services and activities intended to realize the following goals:

(1) Promote the involvement and coordinated participation of multiple organizations in the delivery of comprehensive services for substance-using pregnant and postpartum women and their infants;

(2) Increase the availability and accessibility of prevention, early intervention and treatment services for these populations;

(3) Improve the identification of substance-using women and their recruitment into and retention in appropriate treatment programs;

(4) Decrease the incidence and prevalence of drug and alcohol use among pregnant and postpartum women;

(5) Decrease the incidence of pregnancy among women who use alcohol and other drugs through intensive family planning counseling and referral;

(6) Improve the birth outcomes of women who used alcohol and other drugs during pregnancy and to decrease the incidence of infants affected by maternal substance use;

(7) Reduce the severity of impairment among children born to substance-using women; and

(8) Promote continuing education among health providers to improve identification of pregnant women at risk of substance abuse or abusing substances and improved services to these women and their infants. [1989 c.1046 §5]

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