From Research to Recovery 2020

Racial Disparity, Social Justice and the Opioid Crisis

April 17 & 18, 2020

Linsalata Alumni Center, 11310 Juniper Road, Cleveland OH 44118

"Racial Disparity, Social Justice and the Opioid Crisis" brings together leading healthcare professionals, physicians, researchers, judges, social scientists, individuals with substance use disorders, criminal justice reform activists, policy experts, and diversity and inclusion advocates to discuss equity in the health sector and criminal justice system. This meeting will address how the current opioid crisis is increasingly impacting communities of color, who have been disproportionately stigmatized and incarcerated for substance use.

Our specific goal with this meeting is to create meaningful conversations and collaborations to address the structural racism preventing communities of color from receiving treatment, recovery, and wraparound social services for opioid and other substance use disorders in Cleveland, in Ohio, and nationally. We will be showcasing evidence-based research and data from a range of urban and state contexts to provide ideas and strategies for broad-spectrum policy change across institutions. Attendees will learn about progressive solutions, share perspectives, and meet new colleagues.

We gratefully acknowledge the generous support of our sponsors:

Cleveland Functional Electrical Stimulation Center

Case Western Reserve University Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Clinical & Translational Science Collaborative

Case Western Reserve University Social Justice Institute