In this webinar, Elizabeth Burke Beaty, Executive Director of Sea Change Recovery Community Organization (RCO), shares about their current work at the state level in New Jersey, and The National Sea Change Coalition’s scale up efforts in base-building, partnership alignment, leadership education and organized action.
Coalition Building to Save Lives: Solutions to the Addiction and Opioid Epidemic with Sea Change Recovery Community Organization
from Rx Foundation’s Power is a Social Determinant of Health series
Session description: The National Sea Change Coalition was established in 2021 to crush the stigma that surrounds substance use disorder (SUD) and its victims by uniting two vital forces: boots-on-the-ground, harm reduction focused Recovery Community Organizations, and Community Organizers. We work to share best practices in policy and implementation, develop communications and narrative, and foster compassionate support to identify a path to full harm reduction. We are building power to de-stigmatize and end the devastating addiction and overdose crisis, pushing back on a “war on drugs” that has systematically stigmatized, criminalized, and isolated people with SUD. Our goal is to support those who have been negatively impacted by SUD by normalizing harm reduction at scale across the country. As a collective of pragmatic, compassionate individuals with lived experience, we fight for and win evidence-based solutions.
In this session we will share the Sea Change Recovery Community Organization’s current work at the state level in New Jersey, and NSCC’s national scale up efforts in base-building, partnership alignment, leadership education and organized action. Please join us for a conversation about tackling this health and humanitarian crisis by working collaboratively at the intersection of community services and organized power. We will seek your input as we map our work forward. With intentional strategy and lived experience, we deeply believe that it is possible to create greater health equity, human dignity, and mutual respect.
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If you’re interested in learning more about the National Sea Change Coalition, or would like to connect with Elizabeth directly, you can reach her at [email protected].
Elizabeth Burke Beaty (she/her)
Long before Sea Change was founded in November 2020 by Elizabeth Burke Beaty of Long Beach Island, NJ, had been supporting her locals who were battling substance use disorder. As a practicing Certified Peer Recovery Specialist (CPRS) and Life Coach with 30 years of personal recovery and a recognized leader in her community since 2012, Elizabeth had been witnessing community members suffering, dying, and grieving losses of their loved ones. She also has a background in entrepreneurship, building three businesses as well as professional experience inside state-supported non-profit organizations. Lastly, with lived experience as a Foster Parent in the New Jersey Department of Child Protection and Permanency, essentially living inside families, she has directly witnessed the unnecessary suffering due to the opioid crisis and mental health concerns. Click here for her personal story of recovery.
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