Integration of SUD and OB Care

Programs focused on improving health outcomes for pregnant and postpartum women, and their babies, experiencing SUDs by integrating care needs.

Check it out! Highlights from the 2023 Perinatal SUD Integration Conference in Avon, CO, hosted by the Practice Innovation Program in May 2023.

Supporting Pregnant and Postpartum People with Substance Use Disorder (SUD)

Integrated Care for Women and Babies is a program established by the Colorado Department of Human Services, Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) and the University of Colorado, Department of Family Medicine's Practice Innovation Program to integrate the obstetric and gynecological (OB/GYN) health care services of Clinics with behavioral health and substance use disorder treatment (SUD), including Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) services, of Treatment Facilities, by coordinating and providing such services at the same location. The program started in 2020 as a pilot program and became permanent in 2021.

Six partners, two SUD treatment facilities and four Clinics where OB/GYN services are provided, are participating in the project, along with advising from professionals in areas including clinical health information technology, behavioral health training, and sustainability planning.

Funding for this project is provided by the Colorado State Legislature based on Senate Bill 19-228, Part 2.

ICWB Policy Brief

ICWB Project Features

What does ICWB provide to its participating clinics?

  • Shared Learning Community
  • Practice Facilitation
  • Clinical HIT Support, CCMCN
  • Peer Support Training, Illuminate Colorado
  • Sustainability Planning, Signal Behavioral Network
  • Expert Consultation from Experienced Physicians
  • Policy and Evaluation, OBH

How will participating clinics use ICWB support?

  • To hire clinical staff, behavioral health professionals, peer recovery specialists, or other personnel to support the Project
  • To train staff
  • Contribute to a robust evaluation to inform future efforts
  • Engage in Shared Learning Community activities
  • Make their work sustainable beyond the pilot

Have other questions?

For more information, please contact Allyson Gottsman, Colorado Health Extension System Program Manager, 303-915-7701,

Or Lauren Quintana, Project Manager,

Practice Innovation Program

CU Anschutz

Academic Office One

12631 East 17th Avenue

Aurora, CO 80045

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