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Agencies announce April 25 forum on opioids, minority health

April 16, 2018 Washington — The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of Minority Health and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration's Office of Behavioral Health Equity will host "Forum on Opioids: Strategies and Solutions for Minority Communities" from 10 a.m. to noon ET April 25 to discuss the opioid crisis and how to better address behavioral health in minority populations.

According to the course description, the forum will feature public health leaders, health care professionals and community members to talk about challenges and solutions around opioid use and behavioral health, specifically those that affect minority communities. Attendees are encouraged to join the discussion and provide feedback on the steps that communities can take to improve behavioral health services and increase support for opioid interventions in minority communities.

The event will take place in Washington but will be livestreamed. When registering, select the livestream/online registration option. Attendees who participate online can submit questions to the panelists at

For those who can't tune in live, it will be posted on the HHS YouTube page shortly after the event ends.