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Building Bridges of Inclusion: Addressing the Impacts of Substance Use Disorder within Black/African Diaspora Populations


This session will review a myriad of intersections in holistic treatment. We will explore the impacts of social determinants of health, strategies to build client-healthcare provider partnerships, and guidance on trauma-informed care. By the end of the session, engagers will be more informed and aware about applying CLAS Standards and bridging equity and inclusion.



  • Become acquainted with the basics of CLAS Standards application in behavioral healthcare environments
  • Increased awareness of returning citizens and social determinants of health impacting this vulnerable population
  • Understand the holistic health needs of clients who identify as returning citizens and re-entry populations
  • Identify specific strategies to build proactive partnerships for wellness care; and
  • Learn how to build bridges of equity and inclusion within a healthcare setting


picJacqueline Coleman, MEd, MSM, BA, CPC, is a 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).




Ebony Johnson, MHS has trained, coached and collaborated with public health, education, human rights and social justice professionals from community-based organizations, national change organizations and across global normative bodies. She provides thought leadership, technical writing and facilitation across the UN Nations Family on macro and micro levels to deepen the commitments to global polices, investments and integrated practices that are rooted in equity, human rights and inclusion. With expertise in public speaking, public health and diplomacy, she facilitate sessions at the General Assembly, European Development Days, the International Conference on Population and Development and other fora to advance global progress health, rights and quality of life. In alignment, I am the architect of a UN platform wherein I curate conversations with political leaders, academics and public health experts on neocolonialism, racism, gender equity, human rights, diversity, and equity and inclusion that has reached a global audience of over 285,000.

Starts: Dec. 14, 2023 10:00 am
Ends: Dec. 14, 2023 12:00 pm
Registration Deadline
December 14, 2023
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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