Why Stigma Exists?
The Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association has partnered with Pharmacy Podcast Network to bring you a series of podcasts designed to help community pharmacists implement change and practice transformation. The Let’s Talk Stigma podcast miniseries is designed to equip pharmacists and other health care providers to provide culturally sensitive care to individuals with opioid use disorders.
This podcast miniseries was developed by the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy in collaboration with Duquesne University School of Pharmacy and paid for through CDC grant funding provided by the Allegheny County Health Department to the University of Pittsburgh and Duquesne University Schools of Pharmacy.
- Janet Astle, RPh, Ed.D. | Assistant Dean of Students | Duquesne University School of Pharmacy
- Lauren Ballew | Harm Reduction and Connection to Care Specialist | Bridge Outreach
- Stacie A. Brown CRS, CFRS | Overdose Engagement Lead | Allegheny County Health Department
- Harrison Ferro, PharmD | PGY-1 Resident | UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital
- Lauren Jonkman, PharmD, MPH | Assistant Professor, Pharmacy and Therapeutics | University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy
- Kelley Kelley | Turtle Creek Borough Mayor | LEAD Community Engagement Coordinator | CONNECT (Congress of Neighboring Communities)
- Kevin Kelley | Square Café General Manager
- Logan Kissell, PharmD | Clinical Pharmacist | The Hometown Pharmacy
- Holly Lassila, RPh, Dr.P.H, MPH, MSEd | Associate Professor | Duquesne University School of Pharmacy
- David Lettrich | Director | Bridge Outreach
- JoEllen Marsh, MPA | LEAD Program Director | University of Pittsburgh
- MaryAnn Patton, MA | Adult Diversion Program Case Manager | Foundation of Hope
- Ashley Smith, PharmD | Detox Unit Pharmacist | UPMC McKeesport
- Micah J. Sobota, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP, FASCP | Director, Crisis Stabilization Unit | Coleman Health Services AAH
- Mica Williams, JD | Adult Diversion Program Director | Foundation of Hope
Podcast Creative Team (content, editing, production):
- Joni C. Carroll, PharmD, BCACP, TTS | Assistant Professor, Pharmacy and Therapeutics |University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy
- Logan Kissell, PharmD | Clinical Pharmacist |The Hometown Pharmacy
- Alyssa Khieu, PharmD Class of 2025, University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy
- Elizabeth Bunk, PharmD | Manager, Center for Pharmacy Care |Duquesne University School of Pharmacy
Music Production: John Carroll
IMPORTANT CE INFORMATION
This podcast series provides 1.5 hours (0.15 CEUs) of CE credit ONLY to Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians. You must listen to all 5 podcasts in order to get credit for this series.
Learning Objectives for pharmacists and technicians:
- List at least one term to use and avoid when talking about addiction
- Describe at least one way stigma associated with opioid use disorder may impact the wellbeing of an individual.
- Name at least one way stigma associated with opioid use disorder may impact the way someone receives healthcare.
There are two options for receiving CE credit for this series:
1. FOR THOSE WHO HAVE ALREADY LISTENED TO ALL 5 PODCASTS: Click here to take the post-test and evaluation on LecturePanda or scan the QR code below. You will need to click register on the left-hand side of your screen, complete the registration fields, and you will be sent an e-mail with information on how to access the post-test and evaluation.
2. FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO LISTEN TO ALL 5 PODCASTS ON LECTUREPANDA: Click here to listen to all 5 podcasts and take the post-test and evaluation on LecturePanda or scan the QR code below. You will need to click register on the left-hand side of your screen, complete the registration fields, and you will be sent an e-mail with information on how to access the post-test and evaluation.*DO NOT click this registration if you have already listened to all 5 podcasts as you will have to re-listen to all of the podcasts in order to take the post-test and evaluation*
If you have any questions about LecturePanda or receiving credit for this course, please use the help desk feature located within LecturePanda. You can also contact PPA at email@example.com
The Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
- SAMHSA’s National Helpline– “SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.”
Click Here To Start The Post Test
- Words Matter Handout– “This page offers background information and tips for providers to keep in mind while using person-first language, as well as terms to avoid to reduce stigma and negative bias when discussing addiction. Although some language that may be considered stigmatizing is commonly used within social communities of people who struggle with substance use disorder (SUD), clinicians can show leadership in how language can destigmatize the disease of addiction.”
- Life Unites Us Stigma Reduction Campaign– “Life Unites Us is changing the conversation about opioid addiction. Powered by real stories from across Pennsylvania, we’re showing that opioid addiction impacts people from all walks of life and that it is a treatable medical condition just like heart disease, arthritis, or diabetes. Recovery is not only possible, it is probable.”
- Stigma, Discrimination, Treatment Effectiveness, and Policy: Public Views About Drug Addiction and Mental Illness
- Stigma in health facilities: why it matters and how we can change it