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Housing as a Social Determinant of Addiction
On August 31, 2022, AIR will present Housing as a Social Determinant of Addiction, the fifth webinar in a series from the AIR Center for Addiction Research and Effective Solutions (AIR CARES).

The webinar will focus on gaps in funding for programs to address homelessness and housing instability, the collateral consequences of punitive housing policies for people who use drugs, and strategies to assist people experiencing homelessness.

The series, Social Determinants of Addiction: The 4Ps—People, Policy, Programs, and Practice, features experts in the addiction field and focuses on specific social determinants of health and their relationship to substance use disorder and overdose. Each webinar in the series highlights perspectives from experts in policy, practice, programs, and people to support a more holistic response to the overdose epidemic and to examine the interactions between social structures and the people they are designed to support.

Through these connections, we hope to elevate work that is driven by respect and humility, builds community capacity and sustainable relationships, empowers those whose lives are impacted by that work, improves health, and restores justice.

Join us for what we expect to be an engaging conversation.

Aug 31, 2022 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Moderator - Amanda Latimore, Ph.D.
Director, AIR CARES @Adjunct Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Amanda Latimore, Ph.D. is a social epidemiologist and the Director of AIR's Center for Addiction Research and Effective Solutions (AIR CARES). AIR CARES’s multidisciplinary team conducts research, delivers education and technical assistance, engages communities, and translates research into action with the goal of preventing addiction and addressing the needs of those impacted by addiction. Dr. Latimore emphasizes in her approach to this work the role of social, economic, and political context in facilitating or impeding health. Dr. Latimore is an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health where she continues to teach social epidemiology. Learn more about the moderator and AIR CARES here: https://www.air.org/resource/qa/meet-expert-amanda-latimore
People and Practice – Courtney Pladsen, DNP, FNP-BC, RN
Director of Clinical and Quality Improvement @National Healthcare for the Homeless Council (NHCHC)
Courtney Pladsen is NHCHC’s Director of Clinical and Quality Improvement. Dr. Pladsen leads initiatives to improve the delivery of primary care, substance use treatment, and mental health care nationally. She directs training and quality improvement initiatives, and contributes to research and policy recommendations on emerging clinical issues affecting people experiencing homelessness.
Policy and Program – Anna Bailey, MSW, JD
Senior Policy Analyst @Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP)
Anna Bailey is a Senior Policy Analyst at CBPP. She works to improve access to affordable housing and health care for people with heightened barriers, including people with substance use or mental health conditions, people with disabilities, people experiencing homelessness, and people impacted by the criminal legal system. Bailey started her career in direct service, including working in community mental health. She holds a master's degree in social work from the University of Kansas and a J.D. from Georgetown.