Walk Into Your Season: The Early Rain and the Latter Rain

Faith And Medicine - Working Together to Eliminate Health Disparities 2018


Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM EDT
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Rochester Riverside Hotel 
120 East Main Street
Rochester, NY 14604

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Dr. Linda Clark 
Black Physicians Network of Greater Rochester, Inc 

6th Annual Faith and Medicine - Working Together To Eliminate Health Disparities Conference, with clinicians and faith leaders conversing with the community about substance use disorders in African Americans. 

The Early Rain is the screening, recognition and initial treatment in the walk to recovery. The Latter Rain is the continued support of the family, places of worship and the community in supporting recovery.

Emcee: Reverend Dr. Weldon Thomas

Addictions Recovery in African American Communities - Opening Session -  Mark Sanders, LCSW, CADC of Chicago, Illinois, creator of the online African American Museum of Addictions, Treatment and Recovery

Breakout Sessions

  • Faith Leaders In Action: Imam  Sabu Adeyole and  Rev. Dr. James Lewis, III
  • Clinician's Toolbox: Dr. Stella King  - Medication Assisted Addiction Treatment ; Terri Ragin, RPA-C - Faith and Medical Toolbox in the Exam Room, Dr. Sheila Butler- Drug Detection and Monitoring.
  • Recovery is Possible : Build Your Own Recovery Community - Charles Brown, CASAC  

 Struggling to Seem Ok Vs. Struggling to Be Ok -Luncheon Keynote Speaker - Roland Lamb, Deputy Commissioner, Strategic Planning and Innovation Division (Philadelphia Department of Health - Dept. Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbilities)

Afternoon Session - Felicia Lee-Sexton,  fitness guru and author - From Recovery to Discovery!


Table Top Sessions - Building a culturally-appropriate comprehensive recovery community together

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