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Addressing Opioid Use Disorder in Pregnant Women and New Moms

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Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Dec 3, 2018

This opportunity is a prize competition to support innovative solutions to improve access to quality health care, including substance use disorder treatment, recovery, and support services for pregnant women with opioid use disorders, their infants, and families, especially those in rural and geographically isolated areas.

The competition has 3 phases.

  • Phase 1: Design
    Applicants submit ideas to develop innovative ideas, tools, and/or platforms, to address as many of the barriers that limit access to quality treatment, care, and support services for those with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD), including pregnant women and new mothers.
  • Phase 2: Development and Small-Scale Testing
    Selected applicants will be invited to prototype their proposed intervention and test its effectiveness.
  • Phase 3: Scaling
    Thew winner of Phase 2 will test the intervention on a larger scale.

Review criteria for each phase is listed on the program website.


Eligible applicants are individuals, organizations, and businesses that have registered to participate in the competition and are able to comply with all participation requirements listed on the program website.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Up to $10,000 will be awarded to 7-10 winners in Phase 1.

Up to $25,000 will be awarded to 3-5 winners in Phase 2.

Up to $150,000 will be awarded to 1 winner in Phase 3.

Application process

Register and submit an online entry using the link on the program website. Selected applicants will be invited to move on to Phases 2 and 3.

Tagged as
Access · Children and youth · Families · Illicit drug use · Maternal health and prenatal care · Prescription drug misuse · Research methods and resources · Substance use and misuse · Technology for health and human services · Women

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