This interactive four-hour workshop reviewed mitigating factors that influence differential treatment on stigmatized communities. Content unpacked racial perspectives and discussed factors that impact cross-cultural communications and interactions. Providers reviewed strategies to identify and reduce unconscious bias in care. Further, content informed on cultural humility for practice to help mitigate stigma and increase person-centered culturally appropriate care. The benefit of integrating cultural responsiveness helps to achieve and retain highest levels of prevention and recovery supports for persons of color and other marginalized communities.
Diana Padilla is a Research Project Manager at New York State Psychiatric Institute, Columbia University Medical Center. She is a senior staff trainer for the Northeast & Caribbean Addiction Transfer Technology Center Network (NeC-ATTC) and provides training and technical assistance on implementation of Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT), and Equity & Inclusion capacity building opportunities.