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The Managing Abstinence in Newborns (MAiN) model of care provides early pharmacologic therapy to otherwise healthy newborns at highest risk for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS). The MAiN model incorporates a multidisciplinary, coordinated, and family-centered approach that facilitates collaboration among those caring for opioid-dependent mothers and their newborns.

Partnership Opportunity

The MAiN Program Administrators, with support from the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, will partner with 10 birthing hospitals across SC over the next four years to implement the MAiN model at their facilities.

Find out if you're ready to become a partner.

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Phases of Partnership

3 months

  • Review website FAQs and learn about MAiN
  • Identify your dedicated MAiN team (newborn provider, nurse leadership, case manager or social worker)

  • Complete and submit application
  • Currently accepting applications

3-4 months

  • Host the MAiN Program Administrators for a site visit to your facility
  • Conduct a review of current processes related to NAS care
  • Develop a detailed action plan for implementation
  • Complete online training

1-3 years

  • Implement necessary policy or procedural changes
  • Launch the MAiN model at your facility with onsite training
  • Receive support from Program Administrators monthly and as needed
  • Report case data to Program Administrators upon infant discharge from the hospital

Partner Hospitals Will Receive:

On-site training

Access to online training tools and resources

Remote support during model implementation

Funding to offset implementation costs

Partner Hospitals Agree To:

Dedicate adequate staff time and resources necessary to implement the model

Provide timely, accurate, case-specific data to the program administrators

Ideal Partner Hospital Profile:

Level II-IV designations

High delivery rates (~500/year)

High case rates of NAS babies and/or mothers on opioid replacement therapy

How to Get Started


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Submit Application to MAiN

Email to MAiN Program Staff