Boots on the Ground: Community-based programming to reduce stigma and racial disparities in access to opioid use disorder services
The Boots on the Ground Virtual Conference will explore, through a Black community lens, the power of innovative, community-based approaches to help people with opioid use disorder.
The conference will showcase community programs from across the country, each designed to counteract the stigma and racial disparities that so often keep members of communities of color from receiving equitable access to substance use disorder treatment and harm reduction and recovery services. Speakers will share the stories of their programs, highlighting factors that both enable and challenge their program successes, including funding, partners, and evaluation. Facilitated panel and breakout sessions will provide for additional insights and synthesis.
We believe the stories shared and the learnings that emerge from this conference will be valuable to communities dedicated to helping their members who are living with addiction/opioid use disorder.