First lady visits Children’s Hospital to learn about VUMC’s opioid approach

First lady Melania Trump visited Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt Tuesday to learn firsthand about Team Hope, Vanderbilt’s multidisciplinary team focused on helping infants born with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) as well as their families.

Trump’s stop in Nashville was part of her Be Best campaign, which launched in May and focuses on children in their individual paths, stressing their social, emotional and physical health. The campaign’s three main pillars focus on well-being, social media use and opioid abuse.

The first lady participated in a roundtable discussion on neonatal abstinence syndrome with members of Team Hope, listening to the prenatal and postnatal care initiatives put in place to best help pregnant women addicted to opioids and their newborn infants.

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