Workshop Content Synopsis  

Workshop proposals should be directly related to the conference themes outlined below. Workshops will be 1.5 hrs in length. Please contact maccadmin@maccinc.net with any questions.

Cultural Humility Across Substance Use Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery

  • Stigma and bias related to substance use are pervasive within cultures and among providers. This creates significant barriers to treatment, namely within the African American and Latinx communities.

Interfaith Engagement Across Systems

  • MACC seeks to bridge the gap between the public and private sectors and the religious and spiritual communities they serve. Religion and spirituality are some of the most significant protective factors impacting outcomes.

Demographic Research and Data Collection to Inform Policies and Programs  

  • The development of effective policies and programs is based on accurate knowledge of the workforce and the consumer. In addition, demographics continue to rapidly diversify presenting unique challenges.

The Intersection of Cultural Competence and Artificial Intelligence

  • New technologies are susceptible to the bias that may exist within their architects. MACC advocates for the inclusion of concepts related to cultural competence within the research and development phases.

Comprehensive Support of Diversity and Inclusion Staff

  • Efforts to increase diversity frequently initiates organizational change and must be supplemented with additional components of cultural competence to ensure effective relationship building. MACC seeks to aid diversity and inclusion staff in navigating potential challenges and provide best practices.