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Toward Equity-Focused Prevention of Substance Misuse for Hispanic and Latin Populations: Old Trends and New Directions

March 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

This webinar and discussion will begin with an overview of epidemiological and hypothesis driven research on substance misuse disparities among Hispanic and Latina/o adults in the United States. From there, we will focus on how to promote health equity in primary prevention settings through two methods. First, we will discuss the importance of intra-ethnic trends in substance misuse, social determinants of health, and cultural background, and the need to move beyond the umbrella terms of “Hispanic” and “Latina/o” in both research and practice. Second, we will explore how existing primary prevention programs can be tailored to reach Hispanic/Latin communities through surface-structure and deep structure cultural adaptations using worked examples from the field. This event will be formatted as a 45-minute presentation, followed by a 45-minute session of questions, answers and guided discussion.
By the end of this presentation and discussion, participants will be able to:

  • Describe trends in substance misuse for Hispanic/Latin Americans
  • Recognize the importance of identifying intra-ethnic differences in the Hispanic/Latin population
  • Discuss surface-structure and deep-structure cultural adaptations used in substance use prevention programs




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