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Toward Equity-Focused Prevention of Substance Misuse for Hispanic and Latin Populations: Old Trends and New Directions

March 17, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Prioritizing Equity in Prevention Series

Toward Equity-Focused Prevention of Substance Misuse for Hispanic and Latin Populations: Old Trends and New Directions

Webinar Overview and Objectives

This webinar and discussion will begin with an overview of epidemiological and hypothesis driven research on substance misuse disparities among Hispanic and Latina/o adults in the United States. From there, we will focus on how to promote health equity in primary prevention settings through two methods. First, we will discuss the importance of intra-ethnic trends in substance misuse, social determinants of health, and cultural background, and the need to move beyond the umbrella terms of “Hispanic” and “Latina/o” in both research and practice. Second, we will explore how existing primary prevention programs can be tailored to reach Hispanic/Latin communities through surface-structure and deep structure cultural adaptations using worked examples from the field. This event will be formatted as a 45-minute presentation, followed by a 45-minute session of questions, answers and guided discussion.
By the end of this presentation and discussion, participants will be able to:

  • Describe trends in substance misuse for Hispanic/Latin Americans
  • Recognize the importance of identifying intra-ethnic differences in the Hispanic/Latin population
  • Discuss surface-structure and deep-structure cultural adaptations used in substance use prevention programs


Webinar Dates and Times

States and American Samoa
Thurs., March 17, 2022    Time Zone
04:00 p.m. – 05:30 p.m.    Mountain
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Who Should Participate

Everyone is welcome to attend and participate in this event. We highly encourage bilingual/bicultural Prevention Professionals, those working in Latino-led and Latino-serving organizations, those who are interested in engaging with and providing services for Latino community members, and those who are enhancing their service delivery to Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities through the implementation of culturally and linguistically responsive approaches. As a regionally-funded PTTC, our services are tailored for those who work in the Pacific Southwest region, including American Samoa, Arizona, California, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Hawaii, Nevada, Republic of Marshall Islands, and Republic of Palau.


Tim Grigsby, PhD

Dr. Tim Grigsby is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Health in the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) School of Public Health. He completed his PhD in Preventive Medicine (Health Behavior Research) from the University of Southern California in 2016. His primary research interests are on the conceptualization, measurement, screening, and prevention of substance misuse; the health effects of childhood trauma exposure; and identifying sources of health disparities in Hispanic/Latina/o communities. His secondary interests are in the dissemination of novel research and analytic methods in public health research. His current work explores the role of family and community-based trauma exposure as risk factors for substance use, misuse, and related health outcomes in minority populations. Specifically, his work has identified adverse childhood experiences and perceived discrimination as important risk-factors of substance use, violence, and adverse health outcomes in ethnic and sexual minority populations.

Certificates of Attendance

Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance for 1.5 hours for participating in the live event.


Register for the Webinar – Toward Equity-Focused Prevention of Substance Misuse for Hispanic and Latin Populations: Old Trends and New Directions

Cost is Free!


Please contact Karen Totten, ktotten@casat.org for any questions related to registration. For any other questions, please contact Britany Wiele, bwiele@casat.org.


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