Featured Event:    Wednesday, July 15, 2020     1-3pm EDT     via Zoom

Advancing Equity: Reproductive Health Services and Considerations for Women with Substance Use Disorders

Part of the Substance Use Disorders and Women’s Reproductive Health Learning Series

The Center for HOPES and the Center for Public Health Practice within the College of Public Health announce a six-part virtual learning series that will examine the intersection of addiction and reproductive health, and explore and promote best practices for advancing health equity and access to care among women with substance use disorders (SUD).

Unintended pregnancy rates are high among women with substance use disorders, approaching eight of every 10 pregnancies among women using opioids. These results suggest that women with SUD have significant unmet contraceptive needs.

Though we are far from addressing primary prevention, states and communities are leading the way with innovative approaches to increase knowledge about — and access to — reproductive health services for women with SUD. This webinar series will feature integrated care models (SUD treatment and reproductive health services) occurring in Ohio and in other states.

Register here for the learning webinar series.

The first session begins on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 and runs through December 16, 2020.

This series is produced in partnership with: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, Center for Community Solutions, Ohio Association of Community Health Centers, Ohio Department of Health, Ohio Perinatal Quality Collaborative, and the Harm Reduction Coalition. 

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The Center for HOPES is a research center in The Ohio State University College of Public Health. HOPES provides health economics, health policy, and evaluation services for projects within the university, as well as for government agencies, community groups, and private sector organizations. In addition to the Center’s accomplished researchers, HOPES provides a platform for the research community to collaborate across colleges in order to better understand the issues facing the public’s health today.