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The “Healthy Care Pregnancy Program” pilot aims to better support pregnant and newly parenting individuals who use or have used substances in the province, and utilizes formal connections between 10 acute care facilities and 10 BCAPOP Program Members .

The launch commenced with Royal Inland Hospital and The Tree due to existing connections, relationships and identified need. 

Healthy Care Pregnancy Program Pilot Project Key Points

Acute to Community Partnership

  • Leveraging existing relationships to provide hospital based in-reach through the Healthy Care Pregnancy Programs through 10 acute care/hospital sites in BC
  • BCAPOP to engage with acute care and regional working groups in process
  • 10 BCAPOP Program Members to receive funding for a BSW or RN to provide in-reach into hospitals

    Healthy Care Pregnancy Program Pilot Project

    • In-reach into acute care to support pregnant and parenting women using substances in community and postpartum (0-7 months at minimum)
    • Focused on women experiencing risks to their health and well-being (e.g. unstable housing, poverty)
    • Meeting with the women throughout the pregnancy, walking along side her journey and supporting her access to basic needs, transitions, etc.

      Anticipated Outcomes

      • Maintaining mother baby togetherness
      • Supporting holistic wellness and addressing chronic health issues and needs for both the women and the infant
      • Building confidence and self efficacy 
      • Identifying pressure points in the system of care for intervention/support

      Healthy Care Pregnancy Program Pilot Sites

       City  Acute Care Site
      BCAPOP Program 
      Member Site
      Inreach Worker 
      (name & contact info)
       Kamloops  Royal Inland Hospital  The Tree

      Gaudenza Ramunno, RN



       Williams   Lake  Cariboo Memorial   Hospital  Cariboo Friendship Centre

       Tiova De Kok, RN



       Port Alberni  West Coast General   Hospital  Port Alberni 
       Early Years Program

       Tina Revai, RN

       250-731-1315 ext. 41754


       Duncan  Cowichan District   Hospital

       Hiiye'yu Lelum
       (House of   Friendship)   Society

      Amy O'Dea, RSW

      250-748-2242 ext. 121


       Prince   George  University Hospital of   Northern British Columbia  Prince George and Area   Elizabeth Fry Society



       Terrace  Mills Memorial Hospital 


       Terrace Child Development   Centre


      Abby Gasser, RN 


       Surrey  Surrey Memorial Hospital  Options Community   Services

       Jen Mantyka, BSW, RSW



       Richmond  Richmond Hospital
      Atira Women's Resource Society

       Susan Ngo, RSW 



       Powell River  Powell River General   Hospital  LIFT Community Services 

       Elisha Mason, RM 



       Burnaby /
       New   Westminster
       Royal Columbian Hospital Burnaby Family Life  TBA
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      Heather Cameron,
      Executive Director at 

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

      BC Association of Pregnancy Outreach Programs
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