Maine Maternal Opioid Model

MaineMOM initiative aims to improve care for pregnant and postpartum women with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) and their infants by integrating maternal and substance use treatment services.

See the MaineMOM FactSheet (PDF) for a summary of the model.

MaineMOM Goals

The MaineMOM initiative aims to:

  • Implement a “No wrong door" approach to screening, welcoming, and engaging women in care
  • Design a system of treatment and recovery for mothers, using a medication first model of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)
  • Increase access to evidenced-based care by integrated perinatal and substance use healthcare teams
  • Coordinate care for pregnant women and mothers with substance use disorders within local communities and across the state of Maine
  • Conduct a public outreach campaign aimed at increasing awareness of supportive services and reducing stigma for pregnant women and mothers

Maine Partners

The Office of MaineCare Services will collaborate with six care delivery partners statewide to deliver MaineMOM Services by July 1, 2021:

  • MaineGeneral Medical Center
  • MaineHealth
  • Mid Coast-Parkview Hospital
  • Northern Light Health
  • Penobscot Community Health Care
  • Pines Health Services

Resources for Clinicians Treating Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) in Pregnancy

Treatment Recommendations for Opioid Use Disorder during Pregnancy

Buprenorphine Monotherapy vs. Combination Therapy during Pregnancy

Polysubstance Use During Pregnancy

Mental Health

Breastfeeding & Substance Use Disorders

Hepatitis C & Substance Use Disorders

Pain Management

Stigma Awareness and Substance Use Disorders

Postpartum Reproductive Planning and Contraceptive Care

Infant Care

Patient Education Materials and Resources

Opioid Use Disorder During Pregnancy

Other Substance Use During Pregnancy

Maine Intimate Partner Violence Resources

Mental Health Disorders


Substance Exposed Infants

MaineMOM Advisory Meeting Minutes

December 15, 2020

September 15, 2020

March 10, 2020

March 10, 2020 Advisory Group Meeting Notes (PDF)

June 16, 2020

Advisory Group & Clinical Committee Meeting Notes (PDF)

Grant Award

Maine was awarded $5.3 million in federal grant funds from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) to participate in the Maternal Opioid Misuse (MOM) model. See the CMS MOM Press Release or the Maine DHHS MOM Award Press Release for more information about the award.