New England Health care providers and University of New Hampshire experts are currently teaming up to offer support and education in rural areas for pregnant women with substance abuse disorders. Health care providers in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont will get access to behavioral health experts through a telehealth system. Together, they will work to identify clinical strategies, screening tools, and available resources. According to the Division for Children, Youth, and Families, a growing number of babies in New Hampshire (approximately 470 in 2016) were born exposed to drugs. It is hopeful that this combined effort will help to decrease the number of babies and pregnant women affected by substance abuse.
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