Workshop 1: Substance Use Disorder and the Pandemic in Rural Communities

This workshop was held on December 8, 2020 and focused on:

  • Understanding the intersecting epidemics of opioid misuse/abuse and COVID-19 in rural areas
  • Economic impacts of substance use disorder on small communities before and during the pandemic
  • Using data to understand the problem in your community
  • Helping faith-based and community leaders bring hope and healing to our communities
  • Congregation readiness and preparing the faith community to help

Featured Speakers

  • James Carroll, Director, White House Office of National Drug Control Policy
  • Betty-Ann Bryce, Special Advisor for Rural Affairs, White House Office of National Drug Control Policy
  • Dr. Erin Winstanley, Associate Professor, West Virginia University, School of Medicine, Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry
  • Vanessa Lominac Haste, JD, Program Manager, Kentucky Access to Recovery Program, Fahe
  • Heidi Christensen, Public Affairs Specialist at the Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, Department of Health and Human Services
  • Pastor Greg Delaney, Outreach Coordinator, Woodhaven Residential Treatment Center, Dayton, OH
  • Dr. Monty Burks, Director of Special Projects and Faith-Based Initiatives with the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services


Added: 11/16/2020