Letter Supporting The Protecting Moms and Infants Reauthorization Act

On Wednesday, July 12, NASADAD wrote a letter to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Health Chairman Representative Brett Guthrie (R-KY-2) and Ranking Member Anna Eshoo (D-CA-16) in support of H.R. 4092, “The Protecting Moms and Infants Reauthorization Act.” The legislation would reauthorize the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)/Center of Substance Abuse Treatment’s (CSAT) Pregnant and Postpartum Women’s (PPW) program for an additional five years.

The PPW program consists of the PPW Residential Services Program (PPW-R) and the PPW State Pilot (PPW-PLT) program. The PPW-R directs funding to support a comprehensive, family-centered approach to residential substance use disorder treatment and recovery services to pregnant and post-partum women, their minor children, and other family members. The PPW State Pilot (PPW-PLT) works to increase the accessibility and availability of comprehensive, family centered services for pregnant women in non-residential settings.

The bill is sponsored by Representatives Marie Gluesenkamp Perez (D-WA-3) and Young Kim (R-CA-40).

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