Health Education for Women at the Massachusetts Alcohol Correctional Center

Approximately 20 College of Nursing students have been teaching the female population at the Massachusetts Alcohol Correctional Facility over the past years. These women are frequently multiple substance abusers in need of specific health education directed to their unique needs as vulnerable women. Students conduct eight health education sessions per semester and have been able to enhance the health education and knowledge of these women. For more than 12 semesters, over 200 women have been able to attend at least 4 sessions conducted by graduating senior nursing students.

Program Type: 

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Program Participation: 

Program identifies community participants.

Program Start (and End Dates): 

August 1, 2006

Partner(s): 

Western Massachusetts Correctional Alcohol Center
Springfield, MA 01105
United States

Program Director: 

Maureen Bailey

Program Director's Email Address: 

Program Contact: 

Maureen Bailey

Contact Email: 

UNIT: Colleges, Schools, Departments, Centers, and Institutes: 

College of Nursing

Student Involvement: 

No

This Project Receives External Funding: 

No

Assessment Mechanism: 

No