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CLAS in BH: The Impact of CLAS & The Peer Recovery Movement: Supporting Homeless and Recovering Individuals
November 20, 2019

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The National CLAS Standards are intended to advance health equity, improve quality, and help eliminate health care disparities. This webinar will discuss how health care organizations need to ensure that awareness, adoption, and implementation of the National CLAS Standards are incorporated to have a more inclusive definition of culture in order to better serve homeless and recovering individuals.

OBJECTIVES:

  • Define the CLAS standards, themes and recommendations
  • Understand strategies for decreasing health disparities for people in recovery
  • Learn types of peer support and value of services delivered by peer-led experts
  • Explore key cultural and structural drivers of peer recovery (homelessness, poverty and other factors)

PRESENTERS:

Jacqueline Coleman headshotJACQUELINE COLEMANMEd, MSM, BA, CPC, certified professional coach with extensive experience as a senior program manager. Jacqueline has expertise in workforce development, organizational development and contract management. She is a cultivator and trainer of professionals in multiple sectors.  Jacqueline provides strategic consultation on LEADERVATION (gender-tailored programs, equity and diversity initiatives, and systems change processes).

 

Vinnie Velazquez headshotVINNIE VELAZQUEZ, MS, CAADC, LCDP, CPRS, advanced Chemical Dependency Professional with more than 25 years of experience working with communities of color. Vinnie has expertise with recognized programming for behavioral health clinical settings, outreach programs, and peer-led teams. She currently serves as Director of Special Programs for Amos House in Rhode Island.