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Health Federation of Philadelphia

The training has highlighted the importance of a nonjudgmental open-ended approach. I  also understand the importance of meeting the person, where they are, and using a person-centered approach.” - Program Participant


To increase knowledge about Perinatal Opioid Used Disorder (OUD) and foster collaboration among professionals.

Project Lead

Kristin Walker, RN, MSN, ACRN
Perinatal Public Health Program Coordinator
  • Overview

    The Health Federation of Philadelphia provides perinatal opioid use disorder (OUD) education, technical assistance, and facilitates professional community and collaboration among obstetric and behavioral health providers and support teams.


Implemented a Perinatal OUD Learning Collaborative that has been recognized as a forum for city-wide discussion on issues pertaining to perinatal OUD.

Compiled and distributed a list of various resources to assist perinatal individuals impacted by substance use disorder, ranging from material assistance with diapers, cribs, clothing, and food, to housing and job resources to prenatal care and substance use disorder treatment providers.

Hosts Perinatal OUD trainings for a broad audience of medical providers, nurses, social workers, case managers, doulas, certified recovery and peer specialists, and others who provide perinatal healthcare and support to women and birthing people with opioid use disorder.