Impact of the Opioid Crisis on Babies

Posted by: victorb 7/19/2017 10:07 PM

Impact of the Opioid Crisis on Babies
Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Virginia is facing an opioid crisis; over 1,400 people died from overdoses in the state in 2016. Addiction can negatively impact more than just the substance abuser, and a new collaborative in Virginia is looking to protect those that are most vulnerable: infants. The Virginia Neonatal Collaborative is a statewide group comprised of hospitals, clinicians, and other health care stakeholders dedicated to the health of mothers and babies. The group focuses on combatting issues such as Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. Tune in today at noon to learn about the Commonwealth's efforts to lessen the impact of the opioid crisis on babies. 

Today's Guests:

Dr. Joshua Attridge - is a neonatologist with Children's National Health System. He is part of the Neonatal Steering Committee with the Virginia Neonatal Perinatal Collaborative.

Dr. Vanessa Walker-Harris - is the director of the Office of Family Health Services at the Virginia Department of Health

Dr. Donald Dudley - is a Professor of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at the University of Virginia Health System. He is the co-chair of the Virginia Neonatal Perinatal Collaborative.

Dr. Matthew Grossman - is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital. 

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