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Preventing Fatal Overdoses in Postpartum Populations

May 13, 2020

Preventing Fatal Overdoses in Postpartum Populations (PDF)This brief outlines key considerations for state health departments to address the increase in overdose-related deaths during the postpartum period. A common tool emerging around the country is extending Medicaid coverage to women beyond 60 days postpartum—we analyze approaches being implemented by Missouri, West Virginia, the District of Columbia, and other jurisdictions.

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