The Zero Exposure Project. Presented by Lisa Colen, MHA ZEP Director. The vision of ZEP . Hillsborough County will be a community where every child is born substance free and lives in a family that promotes healthy growth and development. Why do we need ZEP?.
Presented by Lisa Colen, MHA
15, 414 births to mothers aged 15-44.
Pregnant women who are identified early in pregnancy as substance users are linked with appropriate education, services and treatment in order to improve positive birth outcomes.
Incorporate evaluation component in all areas of screening, campaign and outreach in order to enhance continuous quality improvement of the project.
The Children’s Board of Hillsborough County
Hillsborough Kids, Inc.
Central Hillsborough Healthy Start
Healthy Start Coalition of Hillsborough County
Healthy Families Hillsborough
Department of Children and Families
Tampa Bay Women’s Care
St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital
Hillsborough County Health Department
Humana Health Plans
Central Behavioral Health Network
Child Abuse Council
Why is this important?
-Did either of your parents have any problems with drugs or alcohol?
-Does your partner have any problems with drugs or alcohol?
-Is your partner’s temper ever a problem for you?
-Have you ever drunk beer/wine/liquor?
-In the month before you knew you were pregnant, how many cigarettes did you smoke?
-In the month before you knew you were pregnant, how much beer/wine/liquor did you drink?
Lisa Colen, Project Director
813-233-2800, ext. 133