Principal Investigator: Gerald Cochran
Keywords: Pregnancy , Opioid , Heroin , Patient Navigation , Case Management , Counseling Department: Epidemiology
IRB Number: 00116398 Co Investigator: Marcela Smid
Specialty: OB/Gyn, General
Sub Specialties: Women's Health
Recruitment Status: Recruiting

Contact Information

Kristi Carlston
kristi.carlston@hsc.utah.edu
(801) 213-0799

Simple Summary

This study is testing an intervention that may help you engage better in health care while you are pregnant and after you give birth to your baby, mental health care, and social services in the community. The method used in this study is a patient navigator that will help connect participants with health care, drug/alcohol treatment, or other needed services in the community. A patient navigator is like a personal health coach, or health concierge, or a case manager who will meet with you regularly and provide assistance to help you engage in care. Specifically, the navigator will help you identify your health, mental health, and social needs. With your needs identified, the navigator will work to help get you involved in these services and provide support for you to stay in them during and two months after your pregnancy. This study and the navigator do not replace your prenatal care or the need to take any medication prescribed to you whatsoever. This study is designed to help you stay involved with your care.

Inclusion Criteria

  • Women, 18 years and older
  • Pregnant, confirmed by ultrasound
  • Dependent on one or more opioids, such as pain pills or heroin
  • Plan to carry the baby to delivery
  • English speaking

Exclusion Criteria

  • Have not had any serious mental health problems in the last 30 days
  • Cannot provide contact information for 2 people or a reliable phone number
  • Plan to move from the area within 6 months after delivery
  • Currently receiving cancer treatment

Participant Reimbursement

$245