Movement on Medication safety (MOMS)
Lincoln County, MO has seen a more than 500% increase in children born
with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) from 2011 to 2016.
NAS is a group of conditions caused when a baby suffers withdrawal from certain
drugs they are exposed to in the womb before birth.
Children born with NAS
have increased hospital stays
negative health outcomes
higher treatment costs
Lincoln County Health Department in conjunction with Region C Medical Reserve Corps and local partners strive to:
educate Lincoln County women of child bearing age on medication safety practices
increase awareness and facilitate best practices for local health care providers of NAS & Medication Safety
train local MRC volunteers to support and engage the community and help advocate for NAS awareness for providers and Lincoln County residents
maintain up-to date resource toolkit for NAS & Medication Safety
Greater awareness of and training about NAS and medication safety in women prior to becoming pregnant will help reduce the amount of children born with NAS in the county.