Invitation to Attend Forum on Opioids: Strategies and Solutions for Minority Communities

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 from 6:00 AM to 8:00 AM AKST
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 06:00 AM until 08:00 AM
Location And Delivery Method
Delivery Method
Online / Web Delivered
Cost Range
FREE

Host And Instructor

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Host
U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Instructor
panel of public health leaders

Training Overview Description

In recognition of National Minority Health Month, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of Minority Health (CMS OMH) in partnership with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration’s Office of Behavioral Health Equity (SAMHSA OBHE) will host the Forum on Opioids: Strategies and Solutions for Minority Communities. This forum brings together a panel of public health leaders, health care professionals and community members to talk about challenges and solutions around opioid use and behavioral health, specifically those that uniquely affect minority communities. Attendees will receive updates of strategies and solutions for prevention, diagnosis, intervention, treatment/recovery and access to behavioral health services. Model programs and lessons learned on successful projects to combat the opioid epidemic will be highlighted as well as information on the latest resources available to support behavioral health.

Event-specific Details

In recognition of National Minority Health Month, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of Minority Health (CMS OMH) in partnership with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration’s Office of Behavioral Health Equity (SAMHSA OBHE) will host the Forum on Opioids: Strategies and Solutions for Minority Communities on Wednesday, April 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET to discuss partnerships and efforts to combat the opioid epidemic and better address behavioral health in minority populations.

This forum brings together a panel of public health leaders, health care professionals and community members to talk about challenges and solutions around opioid use and behavioral health, specifically those that uniquely affect minority communities. Attendees will receive updates of strategies and solutions for prevention, diagnosis, intervention, treatment/recovery and access to behavioral health services. Model programs and lessons learned on successful projects to combat the opioid epidemic will be highlighted as well as information on the latest resources available to support behavioral health.

Attendees are encouraged to join the discussion and provide feedback on the steps that communities can take to improve behavioral health services and increase support for opioid interventions in minority communities.

Behavioral Health/Mental Illness
Chronic Alcoholism and Other Substance Related Disorders
All Administrative Support Services
All Behavioral Health / Social
All Developmental Disabilities
All Direct Support Services/Care Givers
All Public Safety
All Substance Abuse
All Tribal Services/Tribal Government

Registration Information

REGISTER BY CLICKING ON THIS LINK.

This event will also be livestreamed for those who can't attend in person. Please select the livestream/online registration option when registering if you would like to view the forum online. If viewing online, you can submit your questions for the panelists by sending them to questions@hhs.tv.