Residential Treatment for Pregnant and Postpartum Women

The Residential Treatment for Pregnant and Postpartum Women (PPW) is a multi-site, three year (September 30, 2015 - September 29, 2018) grant awarded to the Iowa Department of Public Health Division of Behavioral Health (IDPH). Funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, PPW aims to use a care coordination approach to expand the availability of comprehensive, residential substance abuse treatment, prevention and recovery support services for pregnant and postpartum women, their minor children, and family members. The Consortium provides technical assistance to IDPH and partner staff and creates annual progress reports based on analyses of client demographics, outcomes and the implementation of evidence based practices and care coordination. The Consortium also assists with the dissemination of findings from PPW evaluations at trainings and conferences. More information on the goals of PPW can be found on the IDPH website.