2022 KyPQC Fall Meeting

KyPQC: Advancing Health Equity for Pregnant Women with Substance Use Disorder Using a Trauma Informed Care Lens

Activity Details
  • Credit Amounts:
    • CME: 1.00
    • Other: 1.00
    • CPHCE: 1.00
    • ASWB ACE: 1.00
    • CNE: 1.00
  • Cost: Free
  • Release: Jan 26, 2023
  • Expires: Jan 25, 2026
  • Estimated Time to Complete:
    1 Hour(s)
  • Average User Rating:
    (10 Ratings)


Annie Lewis-O'Connor Annie Lewis-O'Connor, PhD, NP-BC, MPH, FAAN
Director, Associate Scientist
Brigham & Women's Hospital | Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachussetts

Needs Statement

The Kentucky Perinatal Quality Collaborative (KyPQC) utilizes the platform of the annual meeting to provide education in clinical practice guidelines, profile evidence-based processes of care, and highlight ancillary care services that support improvements in clinical outcomes. Also, the KyPQC would like to share success stories of quality improvement initiatives implemented in other states that could be applied in Kentucky. Further, this presentation “Advancing Health Equity for Pregnant Women with Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Using a Trauma Informed Care Lens” clarifies what is trauma and the guiding principles of Trauma-Informed care and the application of Trauma-Informed approaches for pregnant women struggling with substance use disorder. This presentation is peer-reviewed, and the credentials of speakers are heavily vetted.

Target Audience

The target audience for this event includes physicians, nurses, social workers, public health professionals, and students.


Upon competition of this activity, participants will be able to:

1. Clarify what is trauma and the guiding principles of trauma-informed care.  

2. Define the relationship between trauma exposures and health.  

3. Discuss the application of trauma- informed approaches for pregnant women struggling with substance use disorder. 


In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by UK HealthCare CECentral and Kentucky Department for Public Health. University of Kentucky HealthCare CECentral is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

This enduring material is designated for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

IPE Competencies

  • Values/Ethics for Interprofessional Practice
  • Roles/ Responsibilities
  • Interprofessional Communication
  • Teams and Teamwork

UK Healthcare CECentral certifies this activity for 1.00 hour of participation.

University of Kentucky College of Public Health certifies that this educational activity was designated for 1.00 hour of Public Health Continuing Education (CPHCE) credit. This course is approved for continuing education by the University of Kentucky College of Public Health. ()

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, UK HealthCare CECentral is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. UK HealthCare CECentral maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1.00 general continuing education credit.

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.00 nursing contact hour.

Faculty Disclosure

All planners, faculty, and others in control of educational content are required to disclose all their financial relationships with ineligible companies within the prior 24 months. An ineligible company is defined as one whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. Financial relationships are relevant if the educational content an individual can control is related to the business lines or products of the ineligible company.

None of the planners, faculty, and others in control of educational content for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies.

The material presented in this course represents information obtained from the scientific literature as well as the clinical experiences of the speakers. In some cases, the presentations might include discussion of investigational agents and/or off- label indications for various agents used in clinical practice. Speakers will inform the audience when they are discussing investigational and/or off-label uses.

Content review confirmed that the content was developed in a fair, balanced manner free from commercial bias. Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone commercial bias in any presentation, but it is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a presentation.


This activity is jointly provided by the University of Kentucky and Kentucky Department for Public Health.

In collaboration with Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center (KIPRC) and Kentucky Perinatal Quality Collaborative (KyPQC).

The activity was supported by Centers for Disease Control.