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Cultural Humility Series: Addressing Opioid Use Disorder in Veterans from BIPOC Communities

Course Open/Close: Jan 1, 2023 - Jan 18, 2024Available Credits: 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ 6.25 Nursing Contact Hours 6.25 Social Workers 6.25 Participation Register For This Course

Course Details

Cultural Humility Series: Addressing Opioid Use Disorder in Veterans from BIPOC Communities

This program is designed to enhance delivery of equitable and culturally informed care for veterans from Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) communities in need of opioid use disorder (OUD) treatment. The program will begin with an overview of common values, terms, and characteristics of the military population, while also incorporating a nuanced understanding of the inequities, historical and current, affecting veterans from Black, Indigenous, and Peoples of Color (BIPOC) communities. Presentations will also explore a multitude of factors contributing to health inequities in remission and recovery, including racist policies and stigmas in addiction treatment, and considerations of social and structural determinants of health when caring for patients with OUD.

Grant funding from the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office’s Promoting Cultural Humility in Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Grant allowed for this course to be developed and offered at no-cost to learners.

Course Summary

Available Credits:6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ 6.25 Nursing Contact Hours 6.25 Social Workers 6.25 Participation
Course Topic:Home Base
Course Format:On-Demand Course
Target Audience:

This program is intended for clinical and non-clinical personnel in health service agencies that serve individuals in need of substance use disorder treatments. The audience will include the following professions: Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Nursing (Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses), Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors, Social Workers, Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Peer support specialists, administrative personnel.

 

Course Opens: Jan 1, 2023
Course Closes: Jan 18, 2024
Cost: Free

Learning Objectives

At the end of this program, participants will be able to: 

  • Describe the differences between Cultural Humility and Cultural Competence. 
  • Explain the branches of the military, the military hierarchical structure, and the differences between active duty and reserve/guard components. 
  • Discuss substance use in the military community, the history of the military’s management of substance use, and inequities in treatment. 
  • Describe the contributions, service, and sacrifices of underrepresented veterans in the Armed Forces. 
  • Explain foundations of merit-based culture and why/how it is inequitable for racial/ethnic minorities. 
  • Identify an empirically supported recovery support services and describe the evidence of outcomes. 
  • Describe how language around substance use disorders can increase stigma. 
  • Explain racial literacy and describe the correct interpretation of race. 
  • Describe empirically identified racial inequities in course of illness, treatment, and recovery from substance use disorder. 
  • Describe the need for a medical legal partnership focused on criminal legal needs.
  • Identify best practices that empower health centers to advocate for patients with criminal legal involvement.