A Virtual Conference 05.13.2022

Boots on the Ground

Community-based programming to reduce stigma and racial disparities in access to opioid use disorder services

Conference hosted by:

The Twin Cities Recovery Project, Inc.

No Fee Registration

May 13, 2022

8:30 AM - 4:00 PM CST

Continuing Education credits applied for MN LADC and MN Social Work

About the Conference

Boots on the Ground will, through a Black Community lens, explore the power of innovative, community-based approaches to help people with opioid use disorder. The conference will showcase community programs from across the country, each designed to counteract the stigma and racial disparities that so often keep members of communities of color from receiving equitable access to substance use disorder treatment and harm reduction and recovery services. Speakers will share the stories of their programs, highlighting factors that both enable and challenge their program successes, including funding, partners, and evaluation. Facilitated panel and breakout sessions will provide for additional insights and synthesis.

We believe the stories shared and the learnings that emerge from this conference will be valuable to communities dedicated to helping their members who are living with addiction/opioid use disorder.

Our Intended Audience

All are welcome who wish to explore ways in which community-driven programming can effectively address the obvious disparities in substance use disorder faced by African Americans. If you have been wondering about how to catalyze change in your community, here is your opportunity to learn.

Topics Will Include

Fighting Stigma

Peer Recovery Support Models

Mental Health Supports

Linking People and Services