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Not Just Another MAT Bootcamp

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“Building Equity through Culturally Responsive Care Approaches to Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for African American & East African Women & Families Experiencing Substance Use Disorders”

Presented by Wayside Recovery Center & YourPath Health, with support from the Minnesota Department of Human Services

Thursday, October 14 | 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Thursday, November 4* | 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. (DEA Waiver Training)

*NOTE: The DEA Waiver Training has been rescheduled from October 15 to November 4.

Join a community of healing professionals as we delve into and address systemic disparities in accessing medication-assisted treatment (MAT). Explore geographic trends in opioid and substance use disorders (OUD/SUD) and the history of racism and race-specific policies that contribute to these trends. We will examine social determinants of health and their effects on treatment and living in recovery in maternal and infant populations. We will examine social determinants of health and their effects on treatment and services for peripartum, maternal, and infant populations. We will learn from people with lived experience as Black and East African Immigrants/Refugees, Indigenous, and individuals of color living in recovery, as well as from those who care for them. Our objective for this experience is that each participant will develop a personal plan to engage with and work to reduce race-based disparities in outcomes related to OUD/SUD issues more generally. This bootcamp will be free to attend.

The Minnesota Board of Social Work has approved Wayside as a CE provider (CEP# 657.) Applications have been made to Minnesota Boards of Behavioral Health and Marriage and Family Therapy for 6.5 hours. 

For questions or to be notified when registration opens, please contact Nicole Fernandez at

Please register for both sessions if you are interested in both.