“Where’s the Data: Mortality, Treatment Disparity and the Opioid Epidemic”

The Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and Siegal Lifelong Learning Program will host the sixth webinar in the Racial Disparity, Social Justice and the Opioid Crisis Friday, Oct. 23, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. EST. This session will be titled “Where’s the Data: Mortality, Treatment Disparity and the Opioid Epidemic.”

The national narrative of the opioid crisis is that it is primarily affecting white suburban and rural communities. In fact, Black and Latinx deaths from opioids are on the rise across the country and eclipse white deaths in several states. 

Examine data from across Ohio and the U.S. regarding mortality and treatment disparity and learn what policy changes are necessary to intervene into this public health crisis.

Kathleen Kane-Willis, the director of policy and advocacy at the Chicago Urban League will present “Whitewashed: The African American Opioid Epidemic.”

Dennis Cauchon, president of Harm Reduction Ohio will present “Death by the Numbers: Overdose Mortality and Race in Ohio.”

Sheila Vakharia, deputy director of the Department of Research and Academic Engagement at the Drug Policy Alliance, will present “The Overdose Crisis and Racial Disparities: Policy ‘Failures’ or Polices Working as Designed?”

Register for the event.