Webinar: From Criminal Convictions to Therapeutic Treatment: Envisioning a More Inclusive Opioid Epidemic
September 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDTFree
The opioid epidemic has gained national attention, with resources, strategies, and policies being allocated and employed to address the issue. When the war on drugs was declared, drug use became a criminal offense, landing a disproportionate number of minorities in the criminal justice system. As the field has evolved, there is more comprehensive knowledge to support drug use as an issue that deserves prevention and treatment, many minorities continue to suffer from the impact of the war on drugs. This further creates racial inequity and access to care barriers.
This session will provide a comprehensive description of the evolution of the opioid epidemic and offer strategies that are inclusive and culturally relevant. The goal of this session is to ensure that health educators and public health practitioners understand the critical importance of developing and implementing strategies to address the opioid epidemic through a comprehensive, inclusive and culturally appropriate lens.