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Confronting the Twin Pandemics of COVID-19 and Opioid Overdose

December 2, 2021
Time: 12:30 - 1:30 pm CT
Location: Virtual

Register by December 1, 2021

Join this webinar for a dialogue regarding the increased risks to health and wellbeing associated with the COVID-19 pandemic and opioid use disorder, focusing on the value of peer support and public health practice. Speakers will discuss the current status of treatment for individuals affected by opioid use disorder and the value of mental health support systems that include peer networks.


Ron Manderscheid, PhD
Adjunct Professor, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University
Adjunct Professor, Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, University of Southern California

Ron has a lifelong commitment to social-justice, particularly racial, gender, and health equity. He currently serves on the boards of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare, the National Grand Challenge for Social Work Initiative, the Danya Institute, the NASMHPD Research Institute, and the National Register of Health Service Psychologists. He also serves as the co-chair of the National Coalition for Whole Health.

Stephanie Campbell, MSW, MS, MA
Director, NYS Behavioral Health Ombudsman Office
NYS Office of Addiction Services & Supports

Stephanie has served as director of the ombudsman program since 2018. Previously
she worked as a journalist, lobbyist and teacher before pursuing her MSW and CASAC-T certification at the New York University Silver School of Social Work. She is proud of her work with Friends of Recovery – New York, an organization that works to reduce stigma, effect policy change and promote a culture of recovery.

This event is presented by the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare and the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. Hosted by the Brown School’s Open Classroom initiative.

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