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The Impact of Health Inequities on Patients with OUD (On Demand-No CE)

Started Mar 30, 2021


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PLEASE NOTE: No CE or certificate are available for this free course.

In 2019, more than 72,000 Americans died of a drug overdose, most of which were opioid related overdoses. While the overdose crisis is a national problem, more recently, people of color have been disproportionately impacted, with many in urban areas dying at alarming rates. Opioid treatment and relapse prevention medications plus behavioral health supports have been proven to be highly effective in addressing opioid use disorder, yet these medications are significantly underutilized, particularly in communities of color. This webinar will explore stigma, bias, and other social determinants that impact the care people of color receive for opioid use disorders and what strategies organizations can implement to better serve this population.


Public health and behavioral health professionals

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss how social determinants of health impact opioid use disorder (OUD) treatment services
  • Describe the impact stigma and bias on the provision of OUD services
  • Examine appropriate engagement strategies for underserved populations


Aaron Williams, MA, Senior Director of Training and Technical Assistance, National Council for Behavioral Health


This webinar was provided by the National Council for Behavioral Health on behalf of the Health Resources and Services Administration and the Region V Public Health Training Center.

The Region V Public Health Training Center is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31684 Public Health Training Centers ($924,899). This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

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