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 Impact Region:
Program identifies community participants.
Program Start (and End Dates):
August 1, 2006
Western Massachusetts Correctional Alcohol Center
Springfield, MA 01105United States
Program Director's Email Address:
UNIT: Colleges, Schools, Departments, Centers, and Institutes:
College of Nursing
This Project Receives External Funding: