Vision, Research, Innovation, and Influence: Early Start's 15-Year Journey from Pilot Project to Regional Program

Vision, Research, Innovation

Leslie Lieberman, MSW; Cosette Taillac, LCSW, BCD; Nancy Goler, MD

Winter 2005 - Volume 9 Number 1


Early Start1 is a nationally recognized program designed and implemented in the Kaiser Permanente Northern California (KPNC) Region for early intervention and treatment of substance abuse in pregnant women. Begun in 1990 as a pilot program with Institutional Review Board approval, Early Start is now implemented in more than 90% of KPNC prenatal clinics.

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