2020 KyPQC Fall Meeting

Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome and Health Equity

Activity Details
  • Credit Amounts:
    • CME: 0.50
    • CNE: 0.60
    • Other: 0.50
  • Cost: Free
  • Release: Feb 18, 2024
  • Expires: Feb 17, 2027
  • Estimated Time to Complete:
    30 Minutes
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Wanda Barfield Wanda Barfield, MD, MPH, RADM USPHS
Director, Reproductive Health
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Retired Assistant Surgeon General
US Public Health Service
Atlanta, Georgia

Needs Statement

Opioid use disorder among pregnant and postpartum women and infants is a complex public health challenge. This presentation shares current initiatives and best practices for preventing misuse and improving care.

Target Audience

Healthcare professionals interested in successful quality improvement initiatives that could be implemented in delivery hospitals.


Upon completion of this educational activity, participants will be able to:

  • Describe trends in opioid use among pregnant women and neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome
  • Describe how social determinants of health affect disparities in outcomes for mothers and infants
  • List state-level strategies for preventing maternal opioid misuse and harm
  • Discuss essential elements for implementing population-level perinatal improvement projects


Joint Accreditation LogoIn support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by University of Kentucky HealthCare CECentral and the Kentucky Department of 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.

AMA credit: 
This enduring material is designated for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


The University of Kentucky, College of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).

This education activity is offered for a maximum of 0.60 ANCC contact hours.

The Kentucky Board of Nursing (KBN) approves The University of Kentucky, College of Nursing (UKCON) as a provider as well. ANCC and KBN approval of a continuing nursing education provider does not constitute endorsement of program content nor commercial sponsors. The University of Kentucky does not approve commercial products.

Provider #: 3-0008-12-21-0162. In order to receive credit, participants complete CNE activity, complete the post-test, and evaluation form. Certificates may be printed once the evaluation is completed.

Other credit:
UK Healthcare CECentral certifies this activity for 0.50 hours of participation.

Faculty Disclosure

Dr. Wanda Barfield has no relationships with any commercial interests that would represent a conflict of interest with the educational presentation.

The findings and conclusions in this report are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


This activity is jointly provided by the University of Kentucky and Kentucky Department of Public Health (KDPH).

In collaboration with Kentucky Perinatal Quality Collaborative (KyPQC).