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Addressing Emerging Prevention Issues: Building Strategic Partnerships to Improve Health Equity
August 5, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
A primary goal of prevention practitioners working to prevent substance use and misuse is to increase behavioral health equity—that is, to ensure that all community members have access to the same opportunities.
One important way to do this is by engaging partners in prevention planning efforts that represent, or have established relationships with, members of our communities who are traditionally under-represented. Strategic partnerships can provide access to marginalized populations and insight into the prevention needs of under-represented groups. They can help us understand substance use patterns that may not be captured through traditional data collection efforts, and the conditions that contribute to these patterns. They can help us develop the relationships and resources needed to identify and implement prevention efforts that are most likely to be effective and be sustained. And they can also help to ensure that our work doesn’t inadvertently exacerbate existing inequities.
This webinar is part of an online learning series along with a peer-sharing call to be held on August 13, 2020. This online learning series is designed to help practitioners cultivate and sustain these strategic partnerships. To register for this webinar, click the “Register” button above. To register for the peer-sharing call, click here: Peer-Sharing Call Event Page
During the webinar, we will explore the relationship of partnership development to health equity, strategies for identifying these critical partners, and approaches to building these relationships.