Nashville Statup Strives to Protect Babies from Opiod Abuse

Melanie McCarter is about to start a job doing what she loves: helping women find the right resources to get, and stay, clean so they can have a healthy life.

McCarter, a mom of a 15-month-old son, will start next month at 180 Health Partners — a new company focused on providing collaborative, multidisciplinary care for pregnant women who are addicted to opioids that is attracting high-profile investors and board members.

She’ll be a peer advocate, someone who understands where the mom-to-be is at in life, and help them get connected to the resources and motivation they need.

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