PI: Patty McCarthy, MS
Amount: $50,154
Timeline: May 2021 - Aug. 2021
Area: Public Awareness
Cohort: COVID-19 Response

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Peer Recovery Support Services Vaccine Outreach Project

People with opioid and other substance use disorders (SUDs) in the United States have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and due to structural barriers, stigma, misinformation, and mistrust of medical professionals may be less likely to receive the coronavirus vaccine than those with other chronic health conditions. This project will use FAVOR’s national network of recovery community organizations and data collection infrastructure to provide peer outreach and education with the goal of increasing vaccination rates among people with an active SUD, in recovery, or in treatment.