The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix has partnered with the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) to provide training and capacity building to a multi-sector Pregnant and Postpartum Women with Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Learning Collaborative.

AHCCCS is the grantee for the State Pilot Project for this treatment, which is administered through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The purpose of the program is to enhance flexibility in the use of the funds designed to:

  1. Support family based services for pregnant and postpartum women with primary diagnosis of a substance use disorder — including opioid use disorders.
  2. Help state substance abuse agencies address the continuum of care — including services provided to pregnant and postpartum women in nonresidential-based settings.
  3. Promote a coordinated, effective and efficient state system managed by state substance abuse agencies by encouraging new approaches and models of service delivery.