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Racism in the Structure: Systemic Racism's Impact on Health Disparities


County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health, Substance Abuse Prevention and Control Program


UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs, 

Pacific Southwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center,

and the African American Behavioral

Health Center of Excellence


Presents a Special Training on:


Racism in the Structure:

Systemic Racism's Impact on Health Disparities


Friday, April 29, 2022, 10:00 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. PDT

Live Virtual Lecture Series offered via Zoom

Register Online at: WN_qJLbkbVzQ7y5V9INEaTCdg


**You will receive a confirmation email with a unique Zoom link upon registration.

Please do not share your unique Zoom link.



Featured Presenter and Panelists:


Danielle R. Hairston, M.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Howard University College of Medicine Jessica Roberts, Ph.D., Clinical Standards and Training Unit, SAPC

Antonne Moore, M.Ed., Chief, Strategic and Network Development Branch, SAPC Patzi Jospeh, LMFT, VP of Integrated Services, Exodus Recovery, Inc.

Richard Zaldivar, Founder/Executive Director, The Wall Las Memorias




Social determinants of health and health disparities are rooted in systemic racism and have a historical context. These inequities and multi-level racism have and continue to impact the health of Black Americans and other BIPOC communities. This lecture series presentation will explore how mental health and substance use in this country, specifically, is itself influenced by historic, economic, educational, and social barriers. This presentation is grounded in principles of race equity and social justice, and will address the role of power and privilege in perpetuating health inequities. The need for changing traditional structures and culture to those that promote race equity will be a focus of this discussion. A panel discussion will follow this presentation, featuring representatives from SAPC’s Strategic and Network Development unit, SAPC’s specialty provider network with particular experience or focus on substance use in the context of health disparities. This portion of the presentation is intended to assist substance use providers across the continuum of care in identifying and addressing real world considerations in structural and cultural changes applied at the prevention, treatment and community levels.


At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify at least two (2) examples of systemic racism’s role in healthcare inequities, racial disparities, and clinical care.
  2. Recognize at least three (3) generational impacts of racism on Black lives and health.
  3. Recall at least two (2) ways systemic racism and COVID-19 are interacting to exacerbate negative health outcomes for communities of color.
  4. Explain two (2) ways that increased stress and anxiety levels in Black communities manifested themselves during the combination of the COVID-19 pandemic and period of social unrest



Please contact Brandy Oeser at 310-267-5331 or via email at [email protected] if you have questions or concerns.


          If you need a disability-related reasonable accommodation/alternative format for this event, please contact

           Brandy Oeser at (310) 267-5331 or via email at [email protected] by April 22, 2022.

This lecture series will be recorded.

Funding for this lecture was made possible in part by cooperative agreement 5UR1TI080211-02 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Refund/Cancellation Policy: Notice of cancellation must be made at least 72 hours in advance of the training by emailing Brandy Oeser at [email protected]. You can also cancel directly via zoom.

Pre-registration is required and enrollment is limited to 1000

people. Registration will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.

You will receive a zoom confirmation if space has been reserved for you.


Instructions for Filing a Grievance Concerning UCLA ISAP’s Continuing Education Program: Please contact Dr. Thomas E. Freese, CE Program Administrator, in writing (UCLA ISAP, 10911 Weyburn Avenue, Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA 90024-2886) or by phone (310-267-5397). Alternately, you may contact Dr. Gloria Miele or Dr. James Peck, ISAP-affiliated

doctoral-level psychologists responsible for program planning for the ISAP CE Program. Drs. Miele and Peck can be reached in writing at: 10911 Weyburn Avenue, Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA 90024-2886 or by phone at: 310-267-5888 (Miele) or 310-267-5346 (Peck).


Starts: Apr. 29, 2022 10:00 am
Ends: Apr. 29, 2022 1:15 pm
Registration Deadline
April 29, 2022
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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