How Past is our Past? Why Should We Care About the Impact of Structural Racism on Substance Use Part 1

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Date: May 15, 2023

Time: 1:00 PM—2:30 PM ET

Format: Webinar

Cost: FREE

Contact Hours: 1.25 (Certificate of Attendance)

Target Audience: Prevention Professionals



Understanding the role structural racism plays in society and its relationship to substance use disorders is critical to prevention and promoting healthy behaviors. Part 1 of the two-part webinar series, How Past is our Past? Unpacking and Mitigating the Impact of Structural Racism on Substance Use, introduces a conceptual framework to link structural racism to substance use by identifying common systems, policies, and programs that negatively impact people of color and examining how stress from racism can lead to poor physical and mental health, which can in turn increase the risk for substance use.



By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Define structural racism, recognize its historic roots, and understand how it impacts the present day.
  2. Explain the connection between racism, stress, and substance use.
  3. Explain why racism should be considered another component of the social determinants of health model.
  4. Recognize and mitigate their individual and organizational roles in upholding racist systems, policies, and institutions.
  5. Explain why public health officials, clinicians, behavioral health specialists, and other healthcare providers should care about the impact of structural racism on substance use.




Anam Siddiqi, MPHAnam Siddiqi, MPH is a Research Program Manager at The Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care. Ms. Siddiqi received her MPH in Health Policy Analysis and Evaluation from the University of Maryland. Her interests include reducing health disparities, advancing healthcare systems, and promoting community collaboration to improve



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

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.



If you are in need of any special accommodations, please notify the Central East PTTC Webinar Team three weeks in advance of the event, or as soon as possible, by emailing [email protected].

Starts: May. 15, 2023 1:00 pm
Ends: May. 15, 2023 2:30 pm
Registration Deadline
May 15, 2023
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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