Status Report on Protecting Our Infants Act Implementation Plan. IMPLEMENTATION PLAN PURPOSE AND DEVELOPMENT PROCESS


In recognition of the need for an organizing framework to guide and track implementation of recommendations in the POIA Strategy, the HHS Behavioral Health Coordinating Council (BHCC) Opioid and Controlled Substances Subcommittee, NAS Workgroup developed this implementation work plan. This plan provides an update on the POIA implementation plan activities that are completed, in process, and planned by HHS agencies, targeting activities for research and evaluation, programs and services, data and surveillance, and education.

The development of the plan represents an iterative process with the first draft completed on March 30, 2018 and the final plan to be completed by September 1, 2018. HHS agencies updated their NAS-related activities in March, April, and August 2018.