SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework: Applying and Understanding the Cultural Competency Step

Thursday, February 16, 2023 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
90-minute Webinar
No fee to attend

This webinar will identify the importance of cultural competence and explores the connections between behavioral health disparities, cultural competence, and substance misuse prevention. The speaker will summarize known best practices to improve cultural competence, barriers to success, and strategies to overcome barriers. The training also provides evidence-based resources to support organizations attempting to improve their cultural competence.

Debra Gardner Morris, an expert in advanced training and technical assistance, helps build strong systems to promote health and support substance misuse prevention. She brings extensive experience in evidence-based prevention strategies, cultural competency, effective methods to address health disparities, school-based prevention, management of large national public health centers, and systems change.

Morris is a lead training and technical assistance specialist for Prevention Solutions@EDC. Nationwide, she provides coaching to engage and mobilize communities to implement environmental prevention strategies. Drawing on a deep understanding of the needs and challenges of the public health workforce, she builds capacity to launch, monitor, improve, and sustain public health initiatives.