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Overdose Disparities Series: Rural and Urban Overdose Prevention Strategies in Illinois and Michigan

January 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

This 60-minute webinar will highlight overdose disparities in rural and urban populations, with an emphasis on the unique challenges associated with engaging diverse populations in these settings.  Presenters from Illinois and Michigan will share data on disparities in their respective states, along with examples of strategies being implemented to engage disparate populations in overdose prevention. This webinar is the second in a series that highlights overdose prevention efforts in HHS Region 5.


  • Highlight urban–rural differences in drug overdose death rates by sex, age group, and the type of drugs involved.
  • Review challenges associated with engaging urban-rural at-risk populations
  • Present current strategies being employed in Illinois and Michigan to address overdose disparities through harm reduction




Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network (ATTC)