Minnesota’s Chemical and Mental Health Services Administration within the Department of Human Services (DHS) was the lead agency in Round I of IDTA with an extended time frame for engagement from 2014 through 2018. DHS initially partnered with other state departments from child welfare and health, but then expanded its partnership to include a wider representation of tribes in rural and urban areas of Minnesota.

Program goals included screening and assessment; joint accountability and shared outcomes; and services for pregnant women and their infants with prenatal substance exposure and their families. Utilizing data-driven decision-making to gain legislative authority, Minnesota allocated state funding to five tribes with the highest prevalence of births with prenatal substance exposure, to develop community-driven collaborative approaches to provide Integrated Care for High Risk Pregnancies.
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      National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare, 2020

      This document provides an overview of the National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare’s (NCSACW) Brief Focused Technical Assistance (BFTA) program. Available to states, communities, and tribes, BFTA supports sites’ development and implementation of collaborative, cross-system strategies to improve outcomes for infants affected by prenatal substance exposure and their families and caregivers.

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