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Opioid Consortium Webinar: Epidemics of Inequities: COVID-19 and the Opioid Crisis

Epidemics of InequitiesThe Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and Siegal Lifelong Learning Program will be hosting the second Webinar, “Trauma, Mental Health and Substance Use,” in their fall Webinar Series, Racial Disparity, Social Justice and the Opioid Crisis, Wednesday October 7 from 1-2:30 PM EST.  

The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the impact of structural racism on communities of color and their barriers to health care. The trauma and isolation of COVID-19 have also resulted in a spike in opioid overdoses across the country, overdoses which are disproportionately affecting Black and Latinx communities. Join us for a discussion on the intersection of three public health crises: racism, COVID-19, and the opioid epidemic.

  • Utibe Essien, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Core Investigator at the VA Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion will present "Health Equity and COVID-19: Racism, Not Race." 
  • Monica Webb Hooper, PhD, Deputy Director of the National Institute of Health (NIH) National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities will present "COVID-19 Disparities Inspires a Re-Focus on Community Engaged Research and Social Determinants of Health."  
  • Miriam Komaromy, MD, DFASAM, FACP, Medical Director at the Grayken Center for Addiction, Boston Medical Center and Professor in the Boston University Division of General Internal Medicine will present “Caring for COVID’s Most Vulnerable Victims: A Safety-net Hospital Responds.” 

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

This Webinar is sponsored by the Center for Health Affairs Northeast Ohio Hospital Opioid Consortium.

When:  October 07, 2020

1:00 - 2:30 P.M. EST


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