Tosha Hill LSW, LCDC III, C-SWCM discusses HOPE, the difference it makes in the lives of women in Cincinnati, and a recent award from First Step Home.
Through the Helping Opiate-addicted Pregnant women Evolve (HOPE) program, TriHealth provides safe and non-judgmental care to chemically dependent women throughout greater Cincinnati.
The goal of our program is to have better birth outcomes and reduce preterm labor through developing personalized care plans for each patient. An individual's treatment plan usually involves a combination of the following:
We offer comprehensive prenatal care integrated with chemical dependency treatment to reduce the average low birth weight in this population, and improve the percentage of patients who remain substance-free during their pregnancy.
Specific Maternal Measures:
Specific Neonatal Measures:
Tosha Hill, LSW, LCDC lll, C-SWCM, HOPE Program Coordinator
Tosha is passionate about her work with women in addiction, and she believes that women in addiction should always feel valued and empowered. Ongoing case management is her primary role, helping to ensure the women in the program will have a successful birth outcome. She works in collaboration with other community agencies that have the same purpose of achieving better birth outcomes for women in addiction. She also provides training and education on opiate addiction in pregnancy to new nurses entering into TriHealth. Tosha has worked with pregnant patients struggling with opiate addiction at Good Samaritan Hospital since 2007.
She is a graduate of Northern Kentucky University and has worked more than 20 years in the field of social work with a concentration in the area of children and families. She is also a licensed chemical dependency counselor, as well as a certified social work case manager.