May 24th, 2022

Spring CHoSEN Forum


The CHoSEN Collaborative is an effort to increase consistency in implementation of best practice in the identification of and response to newborns prenatally exposed to substances throughout the Rocky Mountain region. CHoSEN hosts bi-annual forums that focus on experts in the field both national and local.

Full agenda coming soon… but here are some teasers of presentations!

Clinical Readiness, Family Preparedness, and Transfer of Care: ILPQC’s Strategies to Optimize Coordinated Discharge for Opioid-exposed Newborns

Leslie Caldarelli, MD

ILPQC Neonatal Co-Lead

Medical Director, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Prentice Women’s Hospital-Northwestern Medicine

This presentation will offer an overview of how the Illinois Perinatal Quality Collaborative (ILPQC) implemented their Mothers and Newborns affected by Opioids – Neonatal Initiative. It will focus on the initiative’s “Coordinated Discharge Planning” aim implementation strategies, which center around a comprehensive approach that includes clinical readiness, family preparedness, and transfer of care. The presentation will include information about the strategies and resources developed for the collaborative and how they build in PDSA (Plan, Do, Study, Act) cycles to improve messaging.

Panel Discussion: Denver Health/CHoSEN Perinatal Navigator Program

This panel will address details about provider roles, referral and work-flower processes, and the program’s successes, barriers, and challenges thus far from the perspectives of those working directly with clients and families.

Panelists will include:

Jenny Koch-Zapfel, MSWPerinatal Navigator Program Manager

Lisa Licata, RN, BSN  lead RN with the Perinatal Navigator Program

Amanda Langer, LCSW, LAC lead Perinatal Navigator with the Perinatal Navigator Program

Register for the event, here.

Did you miss the October 2021 CHoSEN Forum? Read the recap and find the recording and slides here.

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