Punitive policies, stigmatization, and discrimination harm families and pregnant people seeking support for a substance use disorder (SUD) and lead to negative maternal and infant health outcomes. This virtual learning session explored opportunities for public health programs to authentically and equitably engage people impacted by perinatal SUD via examples from the field, storytelling strategies, and a discussion of key considerations for trauma-informed engagement and policy approaches.

Speakers included:

  • Jenné Massie, DrPH, MS, Senior Research Scientist at George Washington University’s Intersectionality Research Institute
  • Dr. Ruchi Fitzgerald, MD, Family Medicine Physician and Addiction Specialist, Chief of Inpatient Addiction Medicine at PCC Wellness Center
  • Brittany Westmoreland, Certified Addiction Technician and Peer Support Specialist at the University of Colorado’s Perinatal Peer Support Doula Program


The materials, including the slide deck and handouts, can be accessed here.

Language: English
Year Created: 2023
Topic Tags: Equity & Anti-Racism Family Engagement Maternal & Infant Health Mental Health Title V
File Type: Video
Resource Type: Education Webinar