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In an effort to prevent opioid misuse among women and girls, 16 awards were granted to public and private nonprofit entities across the nation, according to the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office on Women’s Health (OWH) announcement. Throughout 16 cities in 12 states, 16 projects were selected to address the primary and/or secondary prevention of prescription and illegal opioid misuse by women. The funding will target girls aged 10 to 17 years, women of reproductive age, and women aged 50 years and older in underserved populations. For a list of the organizations each receiving awards of approximately $100,000, visit the HHS news release. “These awards will build partnerships among community-based organizations that consider the unique needs of women and girls; with the ultimate goal of preventing and reducing the impact of the opioid epidemic,” said Chief Medical Officer for the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health at HHS, Vanila Singh, MD, in the HHS news release.