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Webinar replay: equity-centered approaches to supporting community prevention and treatment

This webinar was held on November 15, 2022. 

Deeply rooted structures, systems, and beliefs have perpetuated racial inequities within substance use and mental health treatment and recovery settings. Racism and associated traumas add to these injustices and may influence how people of color experience and seek help for behavioral health needs. During this webinar, hear from community-based practitioners, who are leveraging evidence-based practices centered in equity, to provide support to our most vulnerable through harm reduction, overdose prevention and linkage to community treatment services.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn about the importance of centering your approaches in equity.
  • Obtain concrete examples of specific equity practices for harm reduction and overdose prevention.
  • Develop an understanding of national efforts that can support prevention in communities, driven by communities.


Juleigh Nowinski Konchak, MD, Attending Physician, Behavioral Health, Department of Family and Community Medicine and Center for Health Equity and Innovation, Cook County Health
Rashad Saafir, PhD, President, CEO, Bobby E Wright Comprehensive Behavioral Health Center


Michelle Ford, Principal, HMA
Leticia Reyes-Nash, Principal, HMA