8th Annual BSAS Statewide Virtual Substance Use Prevention Conference


Addressing health inequities in our substance misuse prevention work, and centering populations that have been historically oppressed, continues to be integral to the work of Massachusetts’ Bureau of Substance Addiction Services. During this year’s virtual conference, prevention practitioners from across the Commonwealth explored the impact that power, privilege, and politics can have on our ability to address health inequities, and how the pursuit of Restorative Prevention practices can overcome these barriers and build healthy communities.

We were thrilled to have Dr. Debra Furr-Holden, who first introduced this framework, as our keynote speaker. Dr. Furr-Holden is a Mott Endowed Professor of Public Health and an Associate Dean for Public Health Integration at Michigan State University.

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Videos recordings of conference sessions

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