Description

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of Minority Health in partnership with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration’s Office of Behavioral Health Equity will host the Forum to discuss partnerships and efforts to combat the opioid epidemic and better address behavioral health in minority populations.This forum brings together a panel of public health leaders, health care professionals and community members to talk about challenges and solutions around opioid use and behavioral health, specifically those that uniquely affect minority communities. Attendees will receive updates of strategies and solutions for prevention, diagnosis, intervention, treatment/recovery and access to behavioral health services. Model programs and lessons learned on successful projects to combat the opioid epidemic will be highlighted as well as information on the latest resources available to support behavioral health.