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New England School of Best Practices in Addiction Treatment 2020: Cultural Competency to Reduce Health Disparities

This course is designed to highlight and explore the needs of addiction service professionals working with culturally diverse individuals, organizations, and communities. The participants will be able to understand the role behavioral health disparities, cultural competency, and health equity in clinical settings and will learn proven techniques and strategies for engagement. The training will include didactic as well as interactive exercises designed to engage participants and elicit their input. OBJECTIVES: Participants will be able to: •Define health disparities, health equity, and cultural competence, and their connection to SUDs treatment and recovery supports; •Understand the importance of addressinghealth disparities; Identify barriers to addressing health disparities; Identify starting points/action steps to address health disparities at the individual and/or organizational level; and•Name at least 3 resources available for addressing Cultural and Linguistic competence. TARGET AUDIENCE: Clinicians, prevent specialists, recovery support workers, and all interested.

Starts: Aug. 25, 2020 10:30 am
Ends: Aug. 25, 2020 4:15 pm
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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