Conference Call with White House
Friday, 15 January 2016, 1pm Eastern USA
A Call to Action for Faith Based Leaders:
Combat Substance Use Disorders in Your Communities
The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s Office of Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships invites all faith leaders, including the laity and clergy of Metropolitan Community Churches, to join an important webinar “A Call to Action” for faith leaders and health ministers for taking action to end the opioid epidemic and increase access to health care. The webinar will take place on Friday, 15 January 2016 from 1-2pm eastern standard time.
Faith groups play an essential role in supporting health and wellness in communities across the country; we have a demonstrated history of providing spiritual, social, and emotional assistance for persons struggling with substance use disorders and chemical dependency. Recognizing this, the Obama Administration will have selected faith leaders share their stories on how they are engaging their communities to address the opioid epidemic, building coalitions, reducing stigma and building trauma-informed congregations. Additionally, federal officials overseeing health care and criminal justice programs will highlight several government funding and programming opportunities. They will offer strategies on how faith groups can access these programs, either directly or in partnership with state and local government grant recipients.
You may register for this event HERE.
Be prepared to offer questions when you register. This will allow the presenters to address them as part of their prepared remarks. Because of the webinar format, you will also be able to ask questions live during the webinar. The White House has asked MCC to share this information broadly, beyond our roster of clergy and lay leaders. You are invited to share this as broadly as possible, especially to our partners in recovery ministries and substance abuse disorder prevention and treatment.
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