Tuesday, February 25, 202010:00am - 11:30am PST
Please join us for this discussion-based webinar on the unique challenges and opportunities for substance use prevention in rural California counties. During this session we will expand upon the following learning objectives from the previous SUD Prevention Outreach and Engagement in Rural Communities webinar and participant feedback.
- Learn emerging definitions of rural beyond the conventional “not urban” classification and the impact of definitions on policymaking and implementation, funding opportunities, and impact of programs on rural communities
- Identify existing and emerging risk and protective factors unique to rural areas
- Explore opportunities for collaboration and strengths-based prevention efforts
Discussion prompts throughout this webinar provide a welcoming space for participants to share experiences with peers and provide input for future webinars in the series.
Kristi Silva, MS, MA, is a Technical Assistance Specialist for CPI and a Senior Research Associate at the Center for Applied Research Solutions. Her work experience in rural health includes prevention outreach to immigrant communities with limited English proficiency, infrastructure development for improved access to clinics, and telemedicine program development. Kristi is driven by a commitment to serve others and the belief that good health is a human right. Kristi comes from the underrepresented communities like those she serves and understands the critical role of an authentic community voice in systems-level transformation in her home state of New Mexico.