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The Opioid Epidemic in Populations of Black or African Descent
Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant no. 1H79TI081968 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.


This 4-week virtual learning collaborative for psychiatrists will highlight specific considerations in the treatment of opioid use disorder in populations of black or African descent.

Please note you must complete all 4 modules in order to claim credit for this course. 


FREE - $0 

Learning Objectives  

  • Discuss the historical context of how social determinants, health disparities, and racism impacted the development and treatment of opioid use disorder in African-Americans and other populations of African descent outside of the United States.
  • Apply the cultural formulation skills from the DSM-V-TR in assessment and the formulation of treatment plans.
  • Describe the applicability of treatment options for opioid use disorders with African-Americans, specifically within primary care settings.

Target Audience  

Medical students, Resident/fellows, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Social Workers

Estimated Time to Complete 

Estimated Duration: 5.0 hours  

Program Begin Date: October 30, 2023 

Program End Date: November 24, 2023  

Credit Claim End Date: January 23, 2024

How to Earn Credit
After evaluating the program, participants will be provided with an opportunity to claim hours of participation and print an official CME certificate (physicians) or certificate of participation (non-physicians) showing the event date and hours earned.

Continuing Education Credit
In support of improving patient care, the American Psychiatric Association is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The APA designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Faculty and Planner Disclosures 

The American Psychiatric Association adheres to the ACCME’s Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Medical Education. Any individuals in a position to control the content of a CME activity — including faculty, planners, reviewers or others — are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities (commercial interests). All relevant conflicts of interest have been mitigated prior to the commencement of the activity.  


  • Rahn Bailey, MD. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.   


  • Rahn Bailey, MD. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.    

Accessibility for Participants with Disabilities 

The American Psychiatric Association is committed to ensuring accessibility of its website to people with disabilities. If you have trouble accessing any of APA’s online resources, please contact us at 202-559-3900 for assistance.  

Availability: No future session
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered:
No Credit Offered
Contains: 5 Courses
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