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Faculty, Trainees Speak at IRCC Conference

July 08, 2019

Two faculty and two residents in the Yale Department of Psychiatry spoke at the 2019 International Recovery and Citizenship Collective Conference in May in New Haven.

Ayana Jordan, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry; Billy Bromage, MSW, Lecturer in Psychiatry; Lily Balasuriya, MD, MMS, a fourth-year resident; and Hana Ali, MD, a third-year resident, participated in the conference, a global collaborative of policymakers, health care providers, persons with lived experience, advocates, researchers, and other stakeholders.

The conference focused on bi-directional learning and the sharing of policy, service delivery, workforce, and other mental health and addictions innovations designed to promote recovery, citizenship, and health care system development and transformation.

Jordan shared about the Imani Breakthrough Faith-based Opioid Recovery Initiative and spoke on the Expertise Panel examining multiple perspectives on improving mental health.

Balasuriya and Ali, along with community leaders, served as speakers on the Social Justice Panel and discussed the challenges of putting social justice theory into practice.

Bromage was one of the key leaders in planning and executing the event.

Submitted by Christopher Gardner on July 08, 2019