Equity Matters: Exploring Social and Health Disparities among the Sexual and Gender Diverse Community

September 20, 2023
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Zoom Webinar

Online Registration

The United States is experiencing an unprecedented increase in the number of opioid-related deaths due to opioid use disorders (OUD) and co-occurring medical and mental disorders. In addition, the opioid and stimulant crisis has strained the entire healthcare system and demands an array of solutions.

The Opioid Response Network (ORN) has brought together hundreds of addiction specialists and over 45 national professional healthcare organizations to support healthcare professionals at no cost. ORN’s local consultants and experts provide free training and technical assistance in all 50 states and nine territories, applying evidence-based practices to meet locally identified needs for communities and individuals in the prevention, treatment, and recovery of OUD and stimulant use.

ORN was created through a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) grant awarded to the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) in collaboration with the Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network, at the University of Missouri – Kansas City, Columbia University Division on Substance Use Disorders, and a large coalition of over 40 national professional organizations, including the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).

Join ORN consultant Nevaeh Burton-Anderson on Wednesday, September 20, from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. for this live Zoom webinar to explore social and health disparities among the sexual and gender diverse (or LGBTQ+) communities.

LGBTQ+ people are met with a variety of intersecting experiences such as racism, discrimination, and stigma that can lead to elevated rates of substance use and co-occurring psychiatric disorders.

Learn more about the prevention, treatment, and recovery of opioid and stimulant use disorders to LGBTQ+ communities in a culturally responsive and structurally competent manner.

Educational Objectives
At the conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:
  • Explore intersectional issues around gender and sexual diversity
  • Examine the impact discrimination and stigma have on health and social disparities around LGBTQ+ individuals
  • Create solution oriented plans and ideas that can be implemented into programs.

Registration Fee

This webinar is being offered free of charge as a benefit of membership and thanks to an education grant received from the AAFP’s National Research Network project.

CME Accreditation

The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) has reviewed Equity Matters: Exploring Social and Health Disparities among the Sexual and Gender Diverse Community and deemed it acceptable for up to 1.50 Live AAFP Prescribed credits. Term of Approval is from September 20, 2023, to September 20, 2023. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association (AMA) as equivalent to AMA Physician’s Recognition Award (PRA) Category 1 credit(s)™ toward the AMA PRA. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.


For more information, please contact Director Education Erin Jech or call 800.742.7327.