CoE-IHS Office Hour: Integrated Care Strategies to Reduce Barriers to Substance Use Treatment among Communities of Color
The current opioid epidemic persists as one of the largest drug-related epidemics to date in the United States. While the crisis crosses all racial and ethnic groups, the rates of opioid use and opioid-related overdose continues to increase more rapidly among communities of color.
Historic marginalization and other contributing factors related to social determinants of health among racial and ethnic minorities continue to exacerbate the risk of developing substance use challenges throughout an individual’s lifetime. Living with substance use challenges presents obstacles for anyone, but people of color continue to face additional barriers to equitable and culturally responsive care that can significantly affect their overall wellbeing and recovery journey.
In honor of National Recovery Month, join us on Tuesday, September 13, 2-3 p.m. ET for Integrated Care Strategies to Reduce Barriers to Substance Use Treatment among Communities of Color, a conversation with health equity experts and experts with lived experience who will discuss integrated care services and advancing health equity for people of color with substance use challenges. Providing integrated care services can reduce barriers to accessing substance use treatment services and further advance health equity and recovery outcomes among communities of color.