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Highlighting Health Equity in Problem Gambling Prevention During National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month
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Date: June 12, 2024
Time: 12PM-1PM
CEU's: 1
Presented By:
Shandra Parks, PhD, LMSW, CFSW, President, Maryland Council on Problem Gambling
Heather Eshleman, MPH, Center Prevention Manager
James Nowlin, CPRS, Center Peer Recovery Support Specialist
National and Maryland data show minority populations are at a greater risk of problem gambling. This webinar will show data and research findings indicating this health disparity and discuss reasons why minority populations may be at greater risk. The Maryland Council on Problem Gambling will provide an overview of the Council and prevention programming implemented in collaboration with minority populations. The Center will highlight problem gambling prevention strategies implemented through youth and special populations grant programs. In addition, learn from Baltimore City’s peer recovery support specialist how he assists those in Baltimore City that have a gambling problem. Recommendations for how your organization can promote health equity, raise awareness of responsible gambling, and promote resources for help will be discussed.
Learning Objectives:

Attendees should be able to:

  1. Learn the most recent data on minority gambling behaviors and why this population may be at greater risk of problem gambling.
  2. Learn about the Maryland Council on Problem Gambling and problem gambling prevention strategies.
  3. Learn about strategies implemented through the youth and special populations grant program and peer recovery support, reaching minority populations.
  4. Learn how your organization can get involved with increasing health equity related to responsible gambling and promoting resources for help.