Advocates for Human Potential, Inc.

Future Topics and Presenters


Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM ET - 3:00 PM ET
Presenters: David Lucas, MSW, Center for Court Innovation; Tamara Beetham, Yale University; Dawn Patrick, Affinia Healthcare; Rachel Winograd, Ph.D, Missouri Institute of Mental Health 
Title of Presentation: The ‘Medication-First’ Model & Barriers in Accessing Treatment
Description: This webinar will focus on the principles of the Medication-First model (individuals with OUD receive treatment as quickly as possible; maintenance pharmacotherapy is delivered without arbitrary tapering or time limits; individualized psychosocial services are continually offered but not required; and pharmacotherapy is discontinued if it is worsening the individual’s condition), and an open discussion on promoting equity in MOUD treatment opportunities, as well as, special considerations for those with criminal legal system involvement.

After completing this webinar, participants will be able to:
  • Identify and describe the range of barriers individuals face in accessing opioid agonist therapies
  • Explain how these barriers reproduce existing disparities in healthcare and treatment access
  • Recognize how the Medication-First model of care is responsive to these challenges

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