About Firefly

Our Mission

Firefly is a patient-centered service delivery program which aims to improve the quality of care for pregnant and postpartum Medicaid beneficiaries with opioid use disorder and their infants in Middle Tennessee.

Our Background

Tennessee is one of nine U.S. states to receive funding from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to implement the Maternal Opioid Misuse (MOM) model. In partnership with TennCare and Tennessee’s three Managed Care Organizations (MCOs), VUMC is utilizing MOM model funds to coordinate and expand the services provided to pregnant and postpartum women on Medicaid with OUD. Find out more about the MOM model here.

Our Name

Inspired by one of Tennessee’s three state insects, the firefly, we chose our program’s name to provide hope and inspiration for the women we serve. Through our work to provide comprehensive care and treat patients with dignity and compassion, we seek to light a path for pregnant and postpartum women in recovery and their families.

Find Us

Firefly is based out of the Center for Women’s Health at Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks in Nashville, Tennessee. To make an appointment, call 615-421-8000. Our address, clinic hours, and additional contact information is available here.


With your support, Firefly can help address childcare, food insecurity, and other basic needs for women in recovery and their families. Click here to donate – we are so appreciative your generosity.

Firefly is supported by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award with 100 percent funded by CMS/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by CMS/HHS, or the U.S. Government.