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Health Researchers Quietly Tackle the Opioid Epidemic’s Hidden Crisis

Deborah Rinehart, researcher at Denver Health, a public hospital affiliated with the CU School of Medicine, is studying a similar approach. Her study, however, is led exclusively face-to-face by a peer support specialist, known as a “peer navigator,” who meets with participants twice to educate them on contraception options and how to find a provider suited to their needs and relevant resources, such as free transportation options.

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