On May 9, 2018, on behalf of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the NNED convened a Virtual Roundtable: Voices from the Field on the Impact of Opioid Addiction in Diverse Communities. In this Roundtable, panelists and participants were invited to discuss opioid addiction and treatment in communities of colors and strategies for community-based organizations to engage in cross-systems work.
In addition to raising awareness and increasing knowledge of participants around opioid addiction and treatment, the Roundtable dialogue aimed to draw attention to cultural considerations, persistent disparities, and the cultural divide that play a role in the opioid crisis.
Links to resources:
- View the recording of the NNED Virtual Roundtable
- Learn more about the panelists
- Resources on the opioid epidemic (multiple populations)
- Addressing the Challenges of the Opioid Crisis and Serious Mental Illness (pdf)
- Clinical Guidance: Treating Pregnant and Parenting Women with Opioid Use Disorder and their Infants (pdf)
- Treatment Resources for Opioid Use Disorder (pdf)
- Prescription Nation 2018: Facing America’s Opioid Epidemic (pdf)
- View the SAMHSA Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit (pdf)
- Watch the HHS’s Forum on Opioids: Strategies and Solutions for Minority Communities
- Explore the HHS’s Opioids website that provides help, resources, and information on the national opioid crisis
- Explore common misconceptions about opioids through the voices of teens on The Science of Addiction: The Stories of Teens website from Operation Prevention
- Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website to learn more about the opioid epidemic, get data, and find resources
- Resources for urban communities
- View initiatives report Healing NYC: Preventing Overdoses, Saving Lives (pdf) that addresses preventing opioid overdose deaths, misuse, addiction; connecting New Yorkers to effective treatments, and reducing the supply of dangerous opioids.
- Resources for rural communities
- Resources for native communities
- Learn more about the White Earth MOMs Program discussed briefly in the virtual roundtable
- View the slides from the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan Tribal Court webinar Tribal Community Health and Opioid Abuse: An Integrative Action Plan (pdf)
- View the slides from a SAMHSA webinar Tribal System of Care Learning Community: Impact of Opioids in Indian Country (pdf)
- View slides that outline The Opioid Epidemic: The Indian Health Service Response to a National Crisis (pdf)
- Read the NPR article How the Opioid Epidemic is Affecting Native Americans in which Dr. Ron Shaw, president of the Association of American Indian Physicians shares strategies for treating the epidemic in Indian Country
- Resources for black and African American communities
- Read the New York Times article The Opioid Epidemic is Getting Worse: Particularly for Black Americans which provides data visualizations across various races and geographies.
- Read the issue brief Whitewashed: The African American Opioid Epidemic from the Chicago Urban League (pdf)
- Read the research article The War on Drugs That Wasn’t: Wasted Whiteness, ‘‘Dirty Doctors,’’ and Race in Media Coverage of Prescription Opioid Misuse
- Resources for Hispanic and Latino communities
- Read the WBUR article Latinos Are Hit Especially Hard By The Opioid Crisis In Mass. But Why? which cites language barriers, machismo, re-entry barriers, international trade, and poverty as significant contributing factors
- Resources for faith-based communities
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org any questions or comments you may have, and the NNED NFC can connect you with the appropriate panelist.