The Opioid Crisis and the Hispanic Latino Population
$10.00 | CE Hours:2.00
CEU Course Description
The current opioid epidemic is one of the largest drug epidemics recorded in U.S. history. In 2017, the opioid epidemic in the U.S. has declared a national public health emergency due to the amount of related overdose deaths involving opioids and the increasing number of individuals with an opioid use disorder (OUD). As a result, health care professionals should be familiar with information related to the current opioid epidemic and how it relates to minority populations such as Hispanic/Latino Americans. With that in mind, this course reviews the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's brief, entitled The Opioid Crisis and the Hispanic/Latino Population: An Urgent Issue, to build awareness among health care professionals and to promote the administration of safe and effective health care to patients in need.
Recommended Citation: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: The Opioid Crisis and the Hispanic/Latino Population: An Urgent Issue. Publication No. PEP20-05-02-002. Office of Behavioral Health Equity. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2020.
Author: Prepared for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) by SAMHSA’s Office of Behavioral Health Equity. Victoria Chau, MPH, PhD served as the lead author.
References / Contributions by:
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). CDC WONDER [Internet]. Hyattsville, MD: CDC National Center for Health Statistics; 2019 Nov 19 [cited 2020 May 28]. Available from: http://wonder.cdc.gov
- National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). Monitoring the Future [Internet]. Rockville, MD: NIDA; 2019 [cited 2020 May 28]. Available from: https://www.drugabuse. gov/relatedtopics/trends-statistics/monitoring-future.
- Miech R, Johnston L, O’Malley P, Bachman J, Schulenberg J, Patrick M. Monitoring the future national survey results on drug use, 1975-2018: Volume I, secondary school students [Internet]. Ann Arbor, MI: Institute for Social Research, The University of Michigan; 2019 Jun 1 [cited 2020 May 28]. Available from: http://dx.doi. org/10.3998/2027.42/150622
CEU Course Objectives
- Evaluate recent data on the prevalence of opioid misuse and opioid overdose death rates in the Hispanic/Latino American population within the U.S., while obtaining insight into specific opioids.
- Recall contextual factors that impact the opioid epidemic in Hispanic/Latino American communities, including challenges to accessing early intervention and treatment.
- Examine medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and related medications.
- Identify innovative outreach and engagement strategies that have the potential to connect individuals with evidence-based prevention, treatment, and recovery.
- Recognize specific programs related to the current opioid epidemic.
CE Outline with Main Points
- Introduction: Purpose of the Issue Brief
- Contextual Issues Related to Opioid Misuse and OUD in Hispanic/Latino Communities
- Strategies to Address Opioid Misuse and OUD in Hispanic/Latino Communities
- Moving Forward
Not approved for Social Workers
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Added On: 1969-12-31