Free Virtual Trainings: Addressing bias and opioid use disorder
OhioMHAS is sponsoring a series of free trainings for physical and behavioral health professionals to understand ways to address bias, especially for people with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD). We all have implicit biases that affect our understanding, action and decisions in an unconscious manner. In addition, people may have explicit preferences and bias that influence decisions.
When acted upon, these biases contribute to health disparities. Some of the biases people with OUD may face are complex and varied. These biases show in a variety of ways including, but not limited to: biased language used against individuals with substance use disorders; bias against people with OUD who are “criminalized”; racial bias; socio-economic or class bias; secondary level characteristics such as education level, professional status, parenting status, region, etc.; and social desirability bias. Click the links below for training dates and registration information.
Fore more information, contact Mindy.Vance@mha.ohio.gov.