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Southeast PTTC Prevention & Equity Summit 2021 - Webinar

8:45am - March 5, 2021 | Timezone: US/Eastern
Collaborating TTC: Southeast PTTC
Registration Deadline: March 5, 2021
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Friday, March 5, 2021 / 8:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. EST

Join us for the FREE virtual Southeast Regional Summit on Prevention and Equity. Folks interested in prevention will come together to learn from peers, prevention & public health professionals, researchers, and government officials.
This summit was developed in response to a need identified in Region 4 to provide professionals in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee the opportunity to examine the implications and challenges of advancing both equity and substance misuse prevention and share best practices and lessons learned. The summit will feature panelists and presenters with expertise in Appalachian and rural communities, Native American, LGBTQ and African American communities. Don't miss this exciting learning opportunity.
A certificate of attendance will be provided following the 1/2 day Summit.

Go here to read Presenter Biosketches


(8:45 – 9:00 a.m.) Welcome, Kim Wagoner, Dr.PH, MPH, Co-Director, Southeast PTTC
(9:00 – 9:30 a.m.) Setting the stage for an equity focus – CAPT Michael King, Ph.D., M.S.W., Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Regional Administrator (Region 4)

15 minute break
(9:45 – 11:00 a.m.) Panel Discussion: Equity & Prevention in Appalachia and Rural Settings
Moderator – Patti Clark, Ed.D, MBA, CPS, Program Manager, Prevention & Promotion Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services
  • Shelly Steiner, Prevention Implementation Specialist, Kentucky Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental & Intellectual Disabilities
  • Michael Meit, Deputy Director, East Tennessee State University/NORC Rural Health Equity Research Center
  • Susan Keefe, Professor Emerita of Anthropology, Appalachian State University

15 minute break
(11:15 – 12:00 p.m.) Discussion: Equity & Prevention with Native American communities
Discussant - Ronny Bell, PhD, Professor, Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy, WFUSM
  • Hailey Wade, LPC, LAC, MAC, CACI, NATIVEhealth Counselor, Catawba Indian Nation
15 minute break

(12:15 – 12:45) Equity & Prevention with LGBTQ community
  • Kate Bishop, MSSA, Education Coordinator, The LGBT Health Resource Center of Chase Brexton Health   
(12:45 – 1:15 p.m.) Equity & Prevention in African American communities
  • LaTarsha Michael, Dr.PH, M.S., CMHT, Prevention Project Coordinator, Mississippi Department of Mental Health

(1:15 – 1:30 p.m.) Wrap-Up and Closing Thoughts, Mark Wolfson, PhD, Co-Director, Southeast PTTC

Special Thanks to our Collaborating Partners!