Access and Anti-Racism in Opioid Treatment: What Cities Need Now

Held on October 13, 2021
Watch a recording of the event below. Check back in the coming weeks for a written event summary and video highlights.

In many communities across the country, opioid overdose deaths have continued to rise and new research shows overdose mortality rates are rising dramatically faster among Blacks than whites in multiple states, and now exceed that of whites in Ohio. How can cities address systemic barriers to opioid treatment? Which barriers endure and for whom?

Join the BU Center for Innovation in Social Work & Health (CISWH) and the BU Initiative on Cities (IOC) for a discussion with key stakeholders. This webinar will include community leaders, policy advocates and research experts who will explore how to decentralize, destigmatize and improve equity in treatment delivery.


Nan Whaley, Mayor of Dayton, Ohio

Drew Carpenter, Recovery Support Navigator/Substance Use Counselor, Complex Care Program, Bay Cove Human Services

Miriam Komaromy, Medical Director, Grayken Center for Addiction, Boston Medical Center

David L. Rosenbloom, BU School of Public Health

Moderated by Christina Lee, Research Core Director at CISWH, Associate Professor, BU School of Social Work

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