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Exploring the Link Between Substance Use Prevention and Structural Racism

1:00pm - August 19, 2021 thru 2:30pm - August 19, 2021 | Timezone: US/Eastern
Central East PTTC
Registration Deadline: August 19, 2021
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Date: August 19, 2021 Blank space (transparent) for table Format: Webinar Blank space (transparent) for table Contact Hours: 1.25 
Time: 1 PM—2:30 PM ET Blank space (transparent) for table Cost: FREE Blank space (transparent) for table  

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Understanding the role structural racism plays in society and its relationship to substance use disorders is critical to prevention and promoting healthy behaviors. This webinar will focus on identifying common systems, policies, and programs that negatively impact people of color, understanding how stress from dealing with racism can lead to substance use, and what steps public health professionals can take to mitigate their role in propagating racist systems.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Define, structural racism, understand its history, and recognize how it can manifest in the behavioral health setting
  • Mitigate organizational and individual role in propagating structural racism
  • Understand the link between racism, stress and trauma and identify how experiencing racism can lead to substance use
  • Understand how to develop tactics to prevent substance use and promote healthy coping mechanisms

PRESENTERS

Anam SiddiqiAnam Siddiqi, MPHc is the Training and Technical Assistance intern for the Central East PTTC. She is currently pursuing her MPH in Health Policy Analysis and Evaluation from the University of Maryland. Ms. Siddiqi’s interests include reducing health disparities, improving health care systems, and promoting community collaboration.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

 

 

*CONTACT HOUR ELIGIBILITY

In order to be eligible for the 1.25 contact hours/certificate of attendance, you must join the live webinar in Zoom

Certificates must be requested within one week of the event and will be processed within 30 days.

If you are having issues accessing the room/application at the time of the event: Please email [email protected] at the start of the webinar so that we can assist you.