Attend health disparities webinar from CAPT, Jan. 12

State and community-level substance misuse prevention practitioners in Maine are invited to take part in the webinar, Understanding and Addressing Health Disparities: Approaches for Communities, Jan. 12, 2 to 3 p.m., hosted by the Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT).

Implementing culturally competent prevention strategies can be an important step toward reducing behavioral health disparities in communities, yet prevention practitioners are not always aware of the key role they can play in this effort. This webinar will explore a variety of approaches community-level practitioners can use to identify and address these disparities in their communities, and to better understand the role of cultural competence as a stepping stone to doing so.

Presenters will be Haner Hernandez, Ph.D., CAPT Associate, and Dodi Swope, CAPT Training and Technical Assistance Specialist. Dr. Hernandez has worked for more than 20 years developing, implementing, and evaluating direct health services and leadership development programs for the Latino community, including extensive experience delivering training and technical assistance to support communities in their efforts to reduce health disparities.

Ms. Swope has more than 35 years experience providing education, training, and counseling to prevent substance use and promote health and well-being. In addition to her work with the CAPT, she has worked for two regional training and technical assistance centers in Massachusetts: as a youth development specialist for the Prevention Center in Framingham and as director for the Center for Healthy Communities in Central Massachusetts.

Visit CAPT Connect to register. If you have never used CAPT Connect before, you will need to first create a profile.

Source: Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT)