The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Life skills and social support for rural women with opioid use disorder

Date Funded: 
Jul 1, 2018
Funding Organization: 
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Dr Mary Paterno and co-PI Dr Aline Gubrium from the School of Public Health and Health Sciences have been awarded a $15,000 Public Service Endowment Grant for a project with the Trial Court of Massachusetts to evaluate an existing community-based program developed to build life skills and social support for rural women with opioid use disorder (OUD), and pilot test the effectiveness of adding an additional narrative health promotion component. Other community partners include the Quaboag Hills Substance Use Alliance and Hampshire HOPE.