Addressing OUD in BIPOC Communities Part 1: Treatment and Recovery for African American Communities

Sponsor: National Council for Mental Wellbeing

Between 2018 and 2019, the rate of opioid-related deaths among African Americans increased by 38%. Despite rising rates of drug overdoses in African American communities, attention to the drug overdose crisis and opioid epidemic has largely focused on White suburban and rural communities.

Part 1 of this three-part webinar series will address the unique challenges and social determinants that hinder access to quality care for many African Americans. We will also review opioid use disorder treatment and harm reduction options, as well as strategies to implement peer support services to engage African Americans in appropriate services.

Learning Objectives:
• Identify existing disparities in access to quality substance use treatment and recovery services for African Americans.
• Discuss the contextual issues and treatment barriers that impact rates of opioid use disorder (OUD) and opioid overdoses in African American populations.
• Explore the use of specific outreach strategies and recovery supports to increase access and engagement in care for African Americans.
• Describe how to use effective harm reduction strategies within African American communities.

Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant no. 1H79TI081968 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

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Event Details

March 29, 2022
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm