CoE-IHS Equity in Action: Impacts of Substance Use on BIPOC Families
Substance use disorders (SUD) are spreading rapidly across the nation, creating significant obstacles to achieving whole health — for individuals and families. The challenge is more complex for families who identify as Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) because of the intersections of racism, oppression and historic marginalization. BIPOC individuals and families are also less likely to access needed integrated health services, which can intensify SUDs and create disproportionate challenges in seeking recovery support.
The good news is that nationwide, providers and communities are breaking down these systemic barriers by creating affirming, equitable and culturally responsive services that prioritize the strengths, wisdom and insights of BIPOC individuals and families on their recovery journeys.
In honor of National Recovery Month, join us Thursday, Sept. 21, 12-1 p.m. ET for a conversation where health equity experts and providers share examples of culturally responsive integrated care services that advance healing among BIPOC individuals with SUDs and their families. They’ll also address cultural barriers and solutions to providing culturally responsive care.