“Community Health Solutions: Overcoming Barriers to Treatment for Substance Use in Latinx Communities”

The Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and Siegal Lifelong Learning Program will host the ninth webinar in the Racial Disparity, Social Justice and the Opioid Crisis series Thursday, Nov. 12, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. EST. This session is titled “Community Health Solutions: Overcoming Barriers to Treatment for Substance Use in Latinx Communities.”

Members of the community are invited to learn how Latinx communities are being impacted by the opioid crisis and how two organizations are responding with innovative, community health-based solutions to substance use and its attendant traumas.

Dinah Ortiz, a harm reduction expert, child protective reform expert and independent consultant, will moderate the event.

Diliana De Jesús, director of advancement and communications at Casa Esperanza in Boston, will speak about how their community health partnerships are addressing the specific needs of the Latinx population in Boston.

Graziela do Carmo Reis, IMANI Latino project coordinator at the Yale Program for Recovery and Community Health in the Department of Psychiatry of the Yale School of Medicine, will present “Imani Breakthrough: A Faith-Based Recovery Opioid Program.”

This webinar activity has been approved for CEUs and RCHs for social workers and chemical dependency counselors.

Register for the event.