Thu, Mar 29, 2018, 02:45 PM – Thu, Mar 29, 2018, 03:30 PM

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March 29, 2018 at 2:45 Eastern

Please join Boston Medical Center senior executive Michael Botticelli, Executive Director, Grayken Center for Addiction, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA on Thursday, March 29th for a special AHA members only webinar presentation and discussion highlighting BMC’s Words Matter campaign and other steps the hospital is taking to reduce substance use disorder stigma. Botticelli is former head of the federal Office of National Drug Control Policy.

Built on Respect, Powered by Empathy is one of Boston Medical Center’s three core values. That core value is central to all BMC staff do in the care provided for patients with substance use disorder.

BMC is widely known as a national leader in the treatment of substance use disorder – but leadership wanted to do more.  As part of its overall work to provide better care for both its patients and its employees, BMC has launched a range of initiatives to reduce stigma and create an open and transparent environment that supports treatment and recovery.

Webinar participants will learn:
•    The way that stigma manifests itself on the personal, clinical and policy level
•    Why Words Matter is important to reduce stigma
•    How to create a stigma-free environment
•    The impact language can make on the quality of care and patient safety
•    How transparency and openness about addiction impacts hospital staff
•    The next steps in the evolution of this initiative