Published Date: 05/04/2023
Expiration Date: 03/14/2026
This activity is designed to increase New York State medical providers’ knowledge of the relationship between stigma, bias and oppression and healthcare outcomes in order to reduce bias and stigma in their practice. This activity will discuss the role of stigma, bias and oppression in healthcare access and outcomes among people who use drugs (PWUD). It will review the relationship between stigma and risk, examine current healthcare practices, processes and systems, and identify best practices to address stigma and bias while working with PWUD.
Effective June 27, 2023 the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announced a one-time requirement of 8 hours of training on the treatment and management of patients with opioid or other substance use disorders for practitioners who are applying for or renewing their DEA license. This 1-hour ACCME-accredited course meets the DEA/SAMHSA requirement.
Shani Wilson, RPA-C is a board-certified physician assistant (NCCPA) with areas of expertise in LGBTQ+ health, Medicated Opioid Addiction Therapy, Sexual health, Minority health disparities with emphasis on mental health, Trauma informed care and vaccine preventable diseases. Community engagement and activism have been especially important to Shani, she is passionate about giving a voice of the underserved community here in Rochester. She also works closely with local LGBTQ+ organizations such as Rochester Black Pride where she currently serves as one of the co-organizers and is currently Chairing the Police Accountability Board. Recently, Shani was appointed to the American Academy of Physicians Assistants diversity, equality, and inclusion commission. Shani is also a CEI regional champion for the Western NY region.