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Promoting Older Women Engaging in Recovery

IHR in collaboration with BSAS and the Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) is working to increase awareness and decrease misuse of opioids among women ages 60 to 80. IHR reaches out to older women at partner sites and also provides training and technical assistance to staff of partner agencies including social workers, care managers, and nurses, on the recognition of trauma and how it might be linked to opioid use and misuse, as well as on specific strategies for supporting recovery and health among older women, including preventing abuse and falls by identifying when these instances might be linked with opioid use or misuse.

Short title
Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women’s Health, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Health
Area served
Cambridge and Somerville, Mass.