We could prevent and reduce the instance of infants prenatally substance exposed, reduce foster care costs and rates, and reduce NICU expenses, and long-term medical and special education costs. We can.
The SHIFT approach uses community collaboration to build systems of care that:
- Ensure early identification of infants with prenatal substance exposure
- Reduce time to service engagement for parents and infants
- Increase cross-systems coordination and collaboration
- Decrease the overall trauma exposure for the impacted family
Funding for Arizona SHIFT has been provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Prevent Child Abuse America. Technical assistance was provided by the National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare.