OWH News: Four Additional Awards to Prevent Opioid Misuse Among Women and Girls

As part of the administration's efforts to combat the opioid epidemic, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office on Women's Health (OWH) made four additional awards to the 16 that were announced in July 2017. Like the previous awards, the four new awards go to public and private nonprofit entities to address the primary and/or secondary prevention of prescription and illegal opioid misuse by women across the lifespan.

The four organizations each receiving awards of approximately $100,000 are:

  • Meridian Behavioral Healthcare Inc., Gainesville, Florida
  • Erie County of Buffalo, Buffalo, New York
  • Students Taking a Right Stand (STARS) Nashville, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Sentara RMH Medical Center, Harrisonburg, Virginia

In addition to the awards, HHS OWH issued a report (PDF, 1.46 MB) in July that examines the impact of the opioid epidemic on women and highlights promising practices that address their specific needs.

Read the July 2017 press release.