Substance Use Disorders and Women’s Reproductive Health Learning Series

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

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.

This series examines the intersection of the addiction and reproductive life courses to discuss and promote best practices for advancing equity for health outcomes and access to care among women with substance use disorders.

Register for the learning webinar series hereThis virtual series runs from July 15, 2020 through December 16, 2020.

Find more resources on the Addressing the Dual Burden project page.


Session 1 | Setting the Stage and a Policy Overview
Wednesday, July 15 | 1-3pm Eastern | Zoom


Session 2 | Pregnancy and Postpartum Care
Wednesday, August 19 | 1-2.30pm Eastern | Zoom


Session 3 | Substance Use Treatment Settings
Wednesday, September 16 | 1-2.30pm Eastern | Zoom


Session 4 | Non-Clinical or Community Settings
Wednesday, October 21 | 1-2.30pm Eastern | Zoom


Session 5 | Series Summary and Next Steps
Wednesday, November 18 | 1-2.30pm Eastern | Zoom


Session 6 | Stakeholder Panel Discussion
Wednesday, December 16 | 1-2.30pm Eastern | Zoom


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.