Check out these two opportunities from HHS related to Women and Opioid Misuse:
Prevention of Opioid Misuse in Women: Office on Women Health Prevention Awards (OWHPA)
Application Deadline: April 7, 2017. Click here for more information.
Through this unique funding opportunity, OWH intends to fund up to 12 projects (cooperative agreements) that will focus on primary or secondary prevention to prevent the misuse of opioids by women across their lifespans. Through regional, state, local, and community collaboration these funds will support efforts that address this issue via program development and implementation; health professional educations, and/or policy development. Please share this opportunity with your colleagues and other networks.
White Paper: Opioid Use, Misuse, and Overdose in Women
Click here to read or download.
This White Paper was developed as part of an initiative supported by OWH to examine the prevention, treatment, and recovery issues for women who misuse, have use disorders, and/or overdose on opioids. The paper was developed with the goal of ensuring that all stakeholders attending a September 2016 HHS OWH national meeting started from a shared level of understanding of how the unique aspects of the opioid epidemic impact women across age, race, geography, and income levels. To develop this report, we conducted a review of the literature focused on topics around opioid use disorders and women, as well as consulted with subject matter experts within and outside HHS.