Addressing OUD in BIPOC Communities Part 3: Treatment and Recovery for Native American Populations
American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities have been deeply affected by the opioid crisis in the United States. The rate of drug overdose deaths among AI/AN populations is well above the national average, and 2020 data shows this trend continuing.
Many Native communities also experience unique health care disparities that impact their access to high-quality, culturally adapted substance use treatment and recovery services.
Join us on Monday, June 27, 4-5 p.m. ET for Addressing OUD in BIPOC Communities Part 3: Treatment and Recovery for Native American Populations. This webinar will address risk factors for opioid use disorder (OUD) among AI/AN populations and effective prevention, treatment and recovery strategies. We will also:
- Explore the current state of drug overdose and OUD among AI/AN populations.
- Examine health care disparities experienced by Native populations, including limited access to substance use disorder treatment and recovery services.
- Examine the historical/contextual issues that create barriers to treatment and negatively impact rates of OUD and opioid overdose in AI/AN populations.
- Discuss culturally adapted public health approaches and recovery supports to increase access and engagement in treatment for Native populations.