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Inclusion Academy: Intersectionality of the Opioid Challenge and Diversity

June 17, 7:00 am to 8:00 am

The Inclusion Academy, established by the Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, is an educational program focused on providing students, faculty/staff and health care providers at Penn State Health and Penn State College of Medicine with cultural knowledge and understanding of various diverse/marginalized communities with the intention to foster diversity and inclusion in all facets of the organization.

The opioid epidemic was declared a public health emergency in March 2017 and the impact of opioid misuse continues to remain a cause for alarm in the United States. The effect this epidemic has had on racial/ethnic minority populations has been largely overlooked. There is a rather large treatment gap between white patients and non-white minority populations, with black patients being significantly less likely to be prescribed pain management medication even after adjustment for severity of pain.

In this session, participants will learn more about the concept of intersectionality and how it applies to the opioid epidemic.

The session has both in-person and virtual options; participants should select their preferred attendance method when registering. Zoom webinar links will be provided in advance of the event date to those who register for the online option.

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June 17
7:00 am to 8:00 am
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Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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