Season 2 Episode 2: Crossing the Prevention Bridge to Treatment and Recovery: The SUD Equity Journey
This episode is a product of the Southeast TTC Critical Thought Leaders Collaboration.
This podcast episode is sponsored by the Southeast ATTC Regional Center and will feature, Nicole Augustine, MPH, MCHES, CSAPC, who has been working in the field of prevention since 2001. She has a Master of Public Health degree from The George Washington University School of Public Health.
We focus on health equity/health disparities from the lens of innovation and how to connect substance use prevention to treatment/recovery efforts. We speak with Nicole Augustine on how the environment can pose barriers and challenges for organizations to properly serve in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina.
Furthermore, we have a chance to discuss a national discussion (Addiction and Prevention Technology Transfer Center collaboration) surrounding emerging issues around COVID-19 and social determinants of health (SDH) for the substance use prevention, treatment, and recovery workforce. The initial listening session framed the ongoing and emerging issues and subsequent strategic discussions to engage key communities, the intent was to gather strategies and resources to identify emerging best practices that can support underserved and/or communities of color.
Nicole also introduces her position and future projects of purpose.
Nicole Augustine, MPH, MCHES, CSAPC has been working in the field of prevention since 2001. She has a Master of Public Health degree from The George Washington University School of Public Health. As a prevention consultant, she has several years of experience facilitating prevention education curriculums and providing technical assistance to coalitions in the development of environmental strategies.
Nicole is a passionate prevention provider, committed to supporting initiatives designed to address the complex substance use issues affecting our society. Additionally, Nicole is committed to seeing an increase in the number of credential prevention professionals, as a means of ensuring the delivery of evidence-informed practices.