SDH and COVID Discussion Series

 
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Background

The Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) Network, and the Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC) Network facilitated a national online discussion and resource sharing opportunity between April and May 2020 for the substance use (SU) prevention, treatment, and recovery workforces focused on emerging issues around social determinants of health (SDH) and COVID-19. This was in response to the differential impact of the pandemic in underserved communities and/or communities of color. The goal of the series is to engage diverse community voices and create space and structure to hear from these communities about the following issues:
 

  • How has COVID-19 further highlighted racial and ethnic disparities?
  • What is the impact on the communities and those with substance use disorder?
  • What is the impact on the SU prevention, treatment and recovery workforces?
  • What strategies and resources are needed to mitigate these impacts?
     

Through an initial listening session to frame the ongoing and emerging issues and subsequent strategic discussions to engage key communities, the intent is to gather strategies and resources to identify emerging best practices that can support underserved and/or communities of color. By no means is this to undermine the need for structural changes to address the intersecting and cumulative impacts of social determinants of health, but rather to recognize this complex issue requires multi-level approaches and communities are developing culturally responsive strategies and resources to mitigate these impacts. Each session below includes a report with notes, core themes, strategies, and resources.


 

Listening Session 1: How COVID-19 is differentially impacting SU prevention, treatment and recovery in communities of color and/or underserved communities: How can we address this?

Presented live on April 22, 2020. Documented notes, resources, and facilitator bios from the session can be downloaded through the links below.


Session 1: Co-facilitator bios
Listening Session 1 Notes & Resources Thematic Report (PDF)


 

Strategic Discussion 1: Health Disparities and the Impact on COVID-19 on the African-American and Black Community.

Presented live on April 28, 2020. Documented notes, resources, panelist bios, presentation slides, and recording from the session can be downloaded through the links below.


Discussion 1: Co-facilitator bios
PPT Slides
Notes & Resources Thematic Report (PDF)


 

Strategic Discussion 2: Strategies to Support the LatinX Community.

Presented live on April 30, 2020. Documented notes, resources, panelist bios, presentation slides, and recording from the session can be downloaded through the links below.


Discussion 2: Co-facilitator bios
PPT Slides
Notes & Resources Thematic Report (PDF)


 

Strategic Discussion 3: American-Indian/Alaska Native Communities: Trauma-Responsive Approaches to Support the Communities.

Presented live on May 5, 2020. Documented notes, resources, panelist bios, presentation slides, and recording from the session can be downloaded through the links below.


Discussion 3: Co-facilitator bios
PPT Slides
Notes & Resources Thematic Report (PDF)


 

Strategic Discussion 4: Asian-American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Communities and Addressing Stigma.

Presented live on May 7, 2020. Documented notes, resources, panelist bios, presentation slides, and recording from the session can be downloaded through the links below.


Discussion 4: Co-facilitator bios
PPT Slides
Notes & Resources Thematic Report (PDF)


 

Strategic Discussion 5 (Wrap-Up Session): Racial equity and health disparities in the age of COVID-19: What new strategies are needed?

Presented live on May 12, 2020. Documented notes, resources, panelist bios, presentation slides, and recording from the session can be downloaded through the links below.


Session 5: Co-facilitator bios
PPT Slides
Notes & Resources Thematic Report (PDF)


 

Continuing the Conversation on July 30th!

Join us on Thursday, July 30, from 2-3 pm Eastern Time as we continue this series with a discussion on how to lead and engage in critical conversations around racial equity. Register here. Space is limited. Please note this session will not be recorded.

 


Additional Resources:

Please visit our other webpages on COVID-19 pandemic response and building health equity by both the ATTC & PTTC Networks for helpful resources related to substance use prevention, treatment, and recovery:

 

 


DISCLAIMER: Information exchanged and views expressed during these virtual sessions reflect the professionals' conducting the session best understanding of the culturally appropriate, evidence-based and promising practices and should not be seen as directives. We encourage all participants to reflect on the context discussed during the learning series and to take that information to colleagues and/or supervisors for further discussion especially in the context of state rules or regulations. Any content related to Privacy and Security and 42 CFR Part 2 presented during these sessions should not be construed as legal advice and participants are directed to discuss recommendations with their agency’s legal counsel.

 

Page updated 7/16/20