How We Built This: Improving Treatment Access and Engagement for Hispanic/Latinx Patients
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How We Built This: Improving Treatment Access and Engagement for Hispanic/Latinx Patients
Recorded: Thursday, March 31, 2022 - Sunday, April 3, 2022
This 1-hour, on-demand session from the ASAM 53rd Annual Conference describes the results of a program implemented to increase access, engagement, and retention of Hispanic/Latinx patients in addiction treatment.
Many Hispanic/Latinx patients do not receive needed Substance Use Disorder (SUD) treatment. And, in cases where there is treatement access, there are often lower treatment completion rates for Histpanic/Latinx patients as compared with non-Hispanic white patients. The Colorado Opioid Synergy Larimer and Weld (COSLAW) project, a network of SUD treatment providers and a team of integrated care coordinators, was created to increase patient access to treatment while reducing racial and ethnic health disparities. This session provides an overview of the COSLAW model, lessons learned about improving equity in engagement, strategies for engaging Hispanic/Latinx people with SUD services, and approaches for working with providers to enhance culturally relevant treatment services and approaches.
The target audience for this Introductory level session includes physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, other clinicians, researchers, residents, fellows, students, and counselors.
This session addresses the following ACGME Competencies: Interpersonal and Communication Skills, Professionalism.
Upon completion, learners will be able to:
- Describe the development and implementation of a care coordination program within a diversemulti-systemic network of SUD care.
- Understand barriers and facilitators to engaging and retaining Hispanic/Latinx people with SUD in this network.
- Understand and share specific strategies for engaging Hispanic/Latinx people with SUD in treatment.
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Registration Deadline: 05/01/2025
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RN, MSN, MBA
Heather Ihrig, MSN, MBA, is a nurse of over 25-years.Having started her career in the Emergency Department she learned first hand the 'people' science of addiction medicine and the inequaties and needs of the system. After haivng spent years in progresinve leadership within the hopsital setting, to incude oversight of surgical serices, Heather moved into grant management and director oversight within the behavioral health and addiction medicine realm. Heather has helped to build and now leads the CO-SLAW team, a one-of-a-kind virtual hub and spoke model of networked treatment clinics, hospitals and jail based partners with a hub of comprehenseve care coodiantion and peers. Heather is also actively involved in county-level and Colorado state -based commitees focused on policy, advisory and educaiton. She also provides state-level consutaltion and guidance as communites across Colorado work to build hub-and-spoke networks.
Lesley Brooks, MD serves as the Chief of Addiction Medicine for SummitStone Health Partners and as the Assistant Medical Director for the North Colorado Health Alliance in northern Colorado. Dr. Brooks, a board-certified family medicine and addiction medicine physician, has practiced full scope family medicine including prenatal care, chronic pain, and substance use disorder/addiction in northern Colorado for 12+ years. Since her transition to SummitStone Health Partners in 2020, she specializes in substance use and mental health. Her many years of volunteer service include the Colorado Medical Board, the Northern Colorado Medical Society Board Member, the Provider Education Work Group Co-Chair for the Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention, Colorado's Substance Abuse Trends & Response Task Force, and Vice Chair of the Colorado Behavioral Health Transformational Task Force Subpanel. Dr. Brooks earned her undergraduate degree from Kenyon College in Ohio and her medical degree from the University of Colorado School of Medicine. She completed residency in family medicine at North Colorado Family Medicine in Greeley, Colorado. She and her husband live in Greeley with their 2 children, 2 dogs, and 1 hedgehog.
Hans J Pearson, Peer Specialist, North Colorado Health Alliance (NCHA) Colorado Opiod Synergy Larimer and Weld (COSLAW). 1 year as a recovery specialist. Over 20 years lived experience. Works with all population seeking recovery services and idividuals wanting treatment including adolescent, minority and transient population. Works with high school students at Estes Park High School in Estes Park Co and inmates at Larimer county jail as well as local missions and shelters. Advocate to give a voice to the unheard and a beacon to the unseen.
Meredith Silverstein, PhD, is a Senior Research Associate and the Director of Behavioral Health Initiatives at the Butler Institute for Families, Graduate School of Social Work, University of Denver. Her research interests include health equity in substance use treatment, performance improvement and management and workforce development in behavioral healthcare. At the Butler Institute, she serves as the lead evaluator or principal investigator on six large-scale projects including those funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) in partnership with community behavioral healthcare providers to translate evaluation findings into program improvements. Prior to her time at the University of Denver, she served for over twelve years as the Director of Quality Improvment and Assurance at one of Colorado's largest substance abuse treatment providers. She earned her undergraduate degree from Sarah Lawrence College, MS in Health Management from The American University, and PhD in Health and Behavioral Sciences from the University of Colorado, Denver.
CME, CE, CEU and Other Credit Types
ACCME Accreditation Statement
The American Society of Addiction Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA Credit Designation Statement
The American Society of Addiction Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals
This activity has been approved by the American Society of Addiction Medicine, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #295, ASAM is responsible for all aspects of the programming.
California Association for Drug/Alcohol Educators (CAADE)
This educational program is approved by CAADE: #CP40 999 1222.
California Association of DUI Treatment Centers (CADTP)
This educational program is approved by CADTP: #205.
California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP)
This educational program is approved by CCAPP: #OS-20-330-1222.
Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)
Non-physician participants will receive a certificate of attendance upon completion of the activity and an online evaluation confirming their participation. Participants should submit his/her certificate of attendance to their professional organization/institute.
Maintenance of Certification (MOC) or Continuing Certification Programs (CCP)
American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS)
Through the American Board of Medical Specialties (“ABMS”) ongoing commitment to increase access to practice relevant Continuing Certification Activities through the ABMS Continuing Certification Directory, The ASAM 53rd Annual Conference has met the requirements as a MOC Part II CME Activity (apply toward general CME requirement) for the following ABMS Member Boards: Allergy and Immunology, Anesthesiology, Colon and Rectal Surgery, Family Medicine, Medical Genetics and Genomics, Nuclear Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Plastic Surgery, Preventive Medicine, Psychiatry and Neurology, Radiology, Thoracic Surgery, Urology
American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM)
The American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) has approved this activity for a maximum of 1 credit towards ABPM MOC Part II requirements.
American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA)
This activity contributes to the CME component of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology TM (MOCA®) program, known as MOCA 2.0®.
American Board of Pediatrics (ABP)
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity, with individual assessments of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn a maximum of 1 MOC point in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.
American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1 Medical Knowledge MOC point in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credits.
American Board of Surgery (ABS)
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn credit toward the CME and/or Self-Assessment requirements of the American Board of Surgery’s Continuous Certification program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABS credit.
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN)
Successful completion of this CME activity can be used to satisfy the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology’s (ABPN) CME requirement for Maintenance of Certification program.
American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM)
Successful completion of this activity can be used to satisfy the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM) Tmoc credit requirements.
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)
Royal College Fellows can use participation in Accredited Continuing Medical Education to earn Section 3 Credits.
In accordance with disclosure policies of ASAM and the ACCME, the effort is made to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all CME activities. These policies include mitigating all possible relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies for the Planning Committees and Presenters. All activity Planning Committee members and Faculty have disclosed relevant financial relationship information. The ASAM CME Committee has reviewed these disclosures and determined that the relationships are not inappropriate in the context of their respective presentations and are not inconsistent with the educational goals and integrity of the activity.
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