Supporting Healthy Outcomes for Mothers and Infants Act Introduced

12/10/2019 - The opioid epidemic is a public health emergency that leads to nearly 50,000 deaths each year. In response to this public health emergency, Reps. David Trone (MD-06), GT Thompson (PA-15), Ann Kuster (NH-02) and Brett Guthrie (KY-02) introduced the Supporting Healthy Outcomes for Mothers and Infants Act.

The Academy added its support to the bipartisan legislation, which will provide targeted nutrition education materials for WIC agencies to better serve families grappling with substance use disorder and infants diagnosed with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome.