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Addressing Stigma and SUD: A System Response
June 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Structural stigma refers to the physical and service delivery strategies that unintentionally lend itself to individuals with SUDs being treated differently than other healthcare patients. This stigma undermines access to diagnosis, treatment, and successful health outcomes for people with substance use disorders (SUDs). This webinar session will explore techniques to reduce and eliminate stigma that exists in systems of care specific to individuals with SUDs. Opportunities and challenges related to stigma reduction will be highlighted along with strategies that address issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Understand the role of structural stigma in limiting access to treatment for substance use disorders
- Examine best-practices in addressing structural stigma
- Address structural stigma that may exist in their organization