Hospital Alcoholism Consult Program at Gosnold on Cape Cod; Early State: Early Intervention for Substance Use in Pregnancy
Nancy Goler, MD, directs the Early Start program, an innovative, effective and cost-effective screening, brief intervention and follow-up program for substance using pregnant women that has been operating at Kaiser Permanente Northern California since 1990. Dr. Goler describes the program and the clinical and cost/benefit results, as well as the training & technical support resources necessary and available to replicate the program. This is a terrific demonstration of delivering screening, brief intervention and follow up for a high risk population. It is highly adaptable for hospitals with large OB/GYN ambulatory programs, Accountable Care Organizations, HMOs, and other settings serving pregnant women.
Presenter: Raymond Tamasi, CEO, Gosnold on Cape Cod (MA) & Dr. Nancy Goler, Director of Early Start program at Kaiser Permanente (California)