Early Start wins 2009 RJ Erickson Diversity Achievement Award!

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Early Start is proud to announce the release of our most recent study

"Substance Abuse Treatment Linked with Prenatal Visits Improves Perinatal Outcomes: A New Standard"

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ACOG/WYETH Award for Outstanding Project 2008 was awarded to Early Start

"Each year The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, District IX, is asked to submit an activity that we consider an OUTSTANDING PROJECT that comes from a section within ACOG."



Morris F. Collen 2009 Research Award goes to Early Start Medical Director, Nancy Goler, M.D.

"The Morris F. Collen Research Award recognizes the efforts of TPMG physicians who make significant contributions to scientific literature, the knowledge of their colleagues, and the health and welfare of Kaiser Permanente members and our communities."

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The Kaiser Permanente Northern California Early Start Program is designed to reduce negative maternal and neonatal outcomes associated with prenatal substance use by making education and early intervention accessible to pregnant women. The key is the integration of substance abuse services with routine prenatal care by adding a licensed counselor, the Early Start Specialist, to the prenatal care team.

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Early Start gives you the support you need to make healthy choices regarding cigarettes, alcohol and drugs while you are pregnant and after your baby is born.
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