Addressing Stigma and the Social Determinants of Opioid Substance Use Disorder
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
4:00-5:30 pm | A panel of local experts will discuss how stigma impacts multiple sectors across a community, and what strategies can prevent and mitigate stigma against persons living with Opioid Substance Use Disorder. Moderated by Jennifer Fels MS, RN.
Leitha Cipriano | Executive Director, Bennington Center for Restorative Justice
Paula Johnson, DA, RN | Director of Quality, Safety, and Value, Dartmouth/SVMC
Nels Kloster, MD | Hawthorn Recovery Center
Lorna Mattern | Executive Director, United Counseling Service
Jill Maynard, RN | Director of Nursing Emergency Services, SVMC Emergency Department
Chad Schmidt | Bennington County Sheriff
Elizabeth Tanzman | Executive Director, Vermont Blueprint for Health
7:00-8:00 pm | Shannon Monnat, Ph.D., Syracuse University, will summarize recent geographic and demographic trends in drug mortality rates and related deaths of despair (i.e., suicide, alcohol) across the U.S. and Vermont, highlight large differences in rates across different types of communities, and describe relationships between place-level conditions (e.g., economic, social, infrastructural) and overdose rates.