This webinar series, hosted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Office of Behavioral Health Equity (OBHE) and the National Network to Eliminate Disparities in Behavioral Health (NNED) respectively provided context and a brief data overview of the opioid epidemic in Black and Hispanic/Latinx communities and opportunities to learn more about strategies to address the opioid epidemic in these communities. Presenters highlighted 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 first webinar featured four presenters, each representing a unique role within the behavioral health field and working in geographically diverse communities to end the opioid epidemic. The second webinar, held in a virtual roundtable session brought back three of the original presenters for further conversation. Together, presenters described community-focused strategies to address opioid concerns within their specific community, and shared how culture and language was incorporated in these strategies. Both webinars provided opportunity for attendees to ask questions of the panelists and contribute their own experiences to the conversation as well.
Population of focus: Black, Hispanic/Latinx
Links to resource:
- Watch the recording of the initial webinar, hosted by SAMHSA on August 27, 2019.
- View and download the slides (PDF) from the webinar.
- Watch the recording of the follow-up NNED virtual roundtable, hosted by the NNED on October 17, 2019.
- View and download the slides (PDF) from the virtual roundtable.
- Learn more about the presenters by through their biographies.
- Read the descriptions of the presentations shared by each of the presenters on the initial webinar.
- Read the press release about Project RECOVER (Referral, Engagement, Case management and Overdose preVention Education in Recovery), Boston Medical Center Leads Study on Peer Recovery Coaches for Opioid Use Disorder.
- Visit CEPTA‘s website to learn more about their work to provide evidence-based, culturally and linguistically appropriate substance abuse, mental health counseling and prevention services with priority to the Latinx community.
- Check out this local news article written about the Dougherty Alliance for the Prevention of Opioid Use Disorder, a 3-year prevention grant to address opioid misuse among African Americans in a rural and/or micropolitan community.
- Find out more about the Detroit Recovery Project, a peer-led, peer-run, and peer-driven non-profit organization (also a NNED partner organization!) that is licensed through the State of Michigan to provide prevention, treatment, and recovery support services.
- Access SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework, which offers prevention planners a comprehensive approach to understanding and addressing the substance misuse and related behavioral health problems facing their states and communities.
- Learn more about SAMHSA’s Office of Behavioral Health Equity.
- Check out information on Coffee with a Cop, a strategy mentioned by panelist Mary Langley which brings police officers and the community members they serve together over coffee to break down barriers, discuss issues, and learn more about each other.
- Prevention, Addiction, and Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Networks
- SAMHSA Prevention Technology Transfer Center Network (Website)
- SAMHSA Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network (Website)
- SAMHSA National Hispanic and Latino Prevention Technology Transfer Center Network (Website)
- SAMHSA National Hispanic and Latino Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network (Website)
- SAMHSA Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network (Website)
- SAMHSA Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit (Toolkit)
- SAMHSA TIP 63: Medications for Opioid Use Disorder (Treatment Improvement Protocol)
- SAMHSA Clinical Guidance for Treating Pregnant and Parenting Women with Opioid Use Disorders and Their Infants (Clinical Guidance)
- SAMHSA Rx Pain Medications Know the Options, Get the Facts (Series of 13 Fact Sheets)
- SAMHSA MATx Mobile App to Support Medication-Assisted Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder (Mobile App)
- SAMHSA Use of Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in Criminal Justice Settings (Resource Guide)
- Cultural and Linguistic Competence
- SAMHSA TIP 59: Improving Cultural Competence (Treatment Improvement Protocol)
- HHS OMH Improving Cultural Competency for Behavioral Health Professionals (Continuing Education e-Learning Program)
- HHS OMH Education (Webpage of Continuing Education e-Learning Programs)
- HHS OMH National CLAS Standards (Webpage)
- SAMHSA Behavioral Health Barometer, Volume 5 (National Report)
- SAMHSA Reports and Detailed Tables from the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) (SAMHSA Webpage)
- SAMHDA Website (SAMHSA’s Public-Use Data Website)
- Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Health Status Indicators: Opioid Overdose Deaths (Webpage)
- CDC 2018 Annual Surveillance Report of Drug-related Risks and Outcomes (National Report)
- CDC WONDER (CDC Online Database and Query System)
- CDC Opioid Overdose (Webpage)
- Andre L. Johnson, M.A.
- Mary Langley, Ph.D., M.P.H., RN, ICPS
- Pierluigi Mancini, Ph.D.
- Ricardo Cruz, M.D., M.P.H.