Strategies for Addressing Health Disparities in Medication-Assisted Treatment for Patients with Opioid Use Disorder Webinar
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), rates of fatal and non-fatal overdoses have been rising among African American/Black as the rates for Caucasians flatten, yet the availability of treatment and recovery services remains the same. The full range of medications for opioid use disorder (medication-assisted treatment, or MAT) may be far less available to many racial/ethnic/linguistic minority groups. This webinar will briefly review how MAT fits within an integrated care model and focus on strategies to enhance access to all treatment services, including buprenorphine and naloxone along with methadone. During this webinar, participants will learn:
- To illustrate disparities in opioid overdose and access to treatment in African American communities.
- The barriers that contribute to health disparities among the African American and White populations.
- Strategies to address multi-level barriers to receive care.