Join the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) for a webinar webinar hosted by the Office of Behavioral Health Equity and Justice-Involved (OBHE). This webinar will provide context and a brief data overview of the opioid epidemic in Black and Hispanic/Latinx communities. It will highlight examples of innovative strategies to prevent and treat opioid misuse and addiction by researchers, practitioners, and community members working in communities with a high proportion of Black and Hispanic/Latinx populations facing opioid misuse and addiction.
The webinar will feature four presenters, each representing a unique role within the behavioral health field and working in geographically diverse communities to end the opioid epidemic. Presenters will describe community-focused strategies to address opioid concerns within their specific community, and share how culture and language was incorporated in these strategies. Following the presentations Dr. Larke Nahme Huang, SAMHSA OBHE Director, will facilitate a Q&A discussion.
- Mary Langley, Professor and Director, Morehouse School of Medicine/The Health Promotion and Resource Center, and Principal Investigator, Morehouse School of Medicine-Dougherty Alliance for the Prevention of Opioid Use Disorders (MSM- DAPOUD)
- Andre L. Johnson, MA, President & CEO of Detroit Recovery Project
- Pierluigi Mancini, PhD, Director, National Hispanic and Latino PTTC and ATTC
- Ricardo Cruz, Assistant Professor, Boston University School of Medicine, and Principal Investigator, Boston Medical Center Project RECOVER
Facilitator: Larke Nahme Huang, PhD, Director, SAMHSA Office of Behavioral Health Equity and Justice-Involved
Contact: Amy Rabin, email@example.com, (301)-468-6078
Register now with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration!