Working together to Reduce Stigma

Through this interactive workshop participants will learn more about stigma, its impact on healthcare delivery, patients, and the community.

To accomplish this, the workshop will include methods that will enable the participants to explore their beliefs regarding stigma, and develop the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and intellectual strategies that are essential to addressing stigma in their communities.

This interactive workshop will also include practical suggestions and realistic problem-solving. It will incorporate art and personal experiences to humanize people with OUD. The activities will enable participants to analyze their beliefs, identify areas for change, and develop specific action plans for modifying current behaviors.

Participants will:

  1. Develop a common definition of stigma and recognize its impact on individuals, families, providers, and their rural community.
  2. Differentiate and explore negative and positive beliefs around OUD and recovery.
  3. Identify ways to overcome barriers and challenges to addressing stigma and to operationalize a recovery-oriented approach to reducing stigma.

Prescribing clinicians and their teams

About the Presenter

Gloria Baciewicz, M.D.Since 1986, Gloria Baciewicz has specialized in the treatment of addiction. In her current role as medical director of Strong Recovery in the University of Rochester’s Department of Psychiatry, she works in education, administration, and clinical care. She is certified in addiction medicine by the American Board of Preventive Medicine and board certified in psychiatry, with added qualifications in addiction psychiatry. Dr. Baciewicz is a co-principal investigator for the University of Rochester’s Recovery Center of Excellence.

Accreditation/Certification Statements


The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

NYS Social Work

University of Rochester Medical Center, Center for Experiential Learning is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0005. This course has been approved for 2.00 hours.


May 24 2022


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm



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