We are looking forward to the creation, development and then execution of our next project, a combined effort that will focus on Maternal Substance Use and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. This initiative will for the first time engage PQCNC in work that requires specified activities in the pre and post-partum periods. Similarly we will be planning interventions to support the care of newborns born to mothers living with substance use disorder.

Meetings for the Expert Team that will develop the AIM statement, key driver diagram and metrics for this project will begin in January 2020. Launch for this initiative will be January 2021. If you have experience, knowledge, expertise or interest in supporting the creation of such an initiative, please join us. We are calling on mothers, fathers, family members, docs, nurses, therapists, social workers, counselors, hospital and clinic leaders, addiction specialists, midwives, practitioners, public health officials, government leaders, and payers/purchasers of healthcare to consider joining us.

The only requirement for "Expert" is a willingness to read background materials we supply and commitment to joining us for perhaps one face to face meeting and 4 webinars over 6-8 months.

This is an initiative that is critically needed. We have all been touched in different ways by this growing crisis. Please join us in developing an initiative that will allow us to address how we make North Carolina the best place to give birth and be born for families living with maternal substance use disorder.

To join the Expert Team please click here

We need to collectively:

  • determine the scope of this project
  • create a charter for all teams to utilize
  • decide on goals for the project
  • discuss what data we will be collecting
  • discuss what reports we will be using
  • draft an action plan for all teams to use to forge ahead across the state
  • meet each other face to face to and talk about the amazing work we are doing!

We will be convening a webinar over the next month to talk further about whether clOUDi should assume hospitals might use Finnegan or ESC, or whether clOUDi should recommend that hospitals use ESC. Please register and join the conversation - your voices needed.

clOUDi Expert Team Webinar #8 - Eat Sleep & Console and more!
Wednesday, June 17th @ 12:00 PM - register here

clOUDi Expert Team Webinar #9 - Topic TBA / if needed
Wednesday, July 1 @ 12:00 PM - register here

clOUDi Expert Team Webinar #10 - Topic TBA / if needed
Wednesday, July 15th @12:00 PM - register here

There is a final face to face meeting scheduled to discuss any outstanding issues and prepare for the launch of the initiative.

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at McKimmon Center, Raleigh NC - register here



Wednesday, January 8 at 1200

Wednesday, January 22 at 1200


Wednesday, February 5


Wednesday, February 19



Wednesday, February 19



Wednesday, March 18 at 1200

Wednesday, April 1 at 12oo



(send all feedback to [email protected])


We will wrap up our crucial discussion regarding measures and data collection for this initiative. Our challenge is in not only tracking improvements on the inpatient side for mothers but marking advances in screening and care of mothers on the outpatient side. 

Updated Mom Data Collection Form here

Two things to do:

  1. If your facility is interested in participating in the initiative please complete the intent form so PQCNC can start sending you the info you'll need - click here
  2. Register for the webinar -  clOUDi Expert Team Webinar #10 - DATA and more! - Wednesday, July 15th @12:00 PM - register here

Register for the face to face expert team meeting in September - register here

(With each initiative complicated issues arise that might need more discussion than is allowed for in the hour long meetings - these will be added to the agenda and addressed at the meeting in September)

For those of you who may have missed one, the first six webinars are available here