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HEALTHY CARE PREGNANCY PROGRAM 


The Healthy Care Pregnancy Program (HCPP) aims to better support pregnant, postpartum and newly parenting people who use or have used substances. It creates and utilizes formal connections between acute care facilities and community organizations, who are also BCAPOP Program Members. This program was created and is implemented in collaboration with the Provincial Perinatal Substance Use Program, BC Women's Hospital and Health Centre, Provincial Health Services Authority.

Program Outcomes

    • Maintaining parent-baby togetherness regardless of custody or guardianship status.

    • Supporting holistic wellness and addressing acute medical complexity and social determinants of health for both the participants and their infants.

    • Building confidence and self-efficacy within participants and their families.

    • Identifying pressure points in the system of care for intervention or support.

CENTRAL STRATEGIES OF HCPP

189 participants

agreed to enter the program during their pregnancy or postpartum.

456 HCPP meetings

coordinated by an inreach worker with the participant and their identified support team.

65 participants


roomed-in postpartum with their baby.

    • Provide trauma-informed, culturally safe and responsive support to a caseload of 4 - 7 participants who are either pregnant, postpartum or newly parenting up to 7 months postpartum.

    • Focus on participants who are not already accessing existing services and programs and who are experiencing risks to their health and well-being (i.e. unstable housing, food insecurity, lack of prenatal care, poverty, intimate partner violence, and/or system racism.

    • Meet with participants throughout their perinatal journey, walking alongside them and supporting their access it basic needs, services, transitions, etc., and coordinating Healthy Care Pregnancy Meetings to help them reach their self-identified goals.
1100 accompaniments

to other services, appointments and agency introductions.

92 participants

connected to prenatal education by an inreach worker.

145 supervised

visits coordinated by the HCPP inreach worker for participant and baby / children.

HCPP SITE EXPANSION

BCAPOP is now ready to expand the number of sites offering HCPP to other community organizations with the capacity and passion to offer HCPP to pregnant, postpartum and newly parenting people who use (or have used) substances.

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CONTACT US

Email Andrea Grady, HCPP Project Manager, at projectmanager@bcapop.ca for more information.

BCAPOP acknowledges that this pilot project is funded by the Provincial Perinatal Substance Use Program, BC Women's Hospital and Health Centre, PHSA.


BC Association of Pregnancy Outreach Programs
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| 230-1210 Summit Drive, #425  | Kamloops BC | V2C 6M1

www.bcapop.ca |
info@bcapop.ca | 250-572-2191

Charitable Registration Number: 82153 3072 RR0001

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