Out of the Alley: Lessons from Safe Injecting Facilities (SIF)
Learning Areas:Advocacy for health and health education
Chronic disease management and prevention
Social and behavioral sciences
Explain overdose risk associated with injecting drug use. Discuss process of disease transmission related to injecting drug use. Identify the benefits safe injecting facilities have for individuals and communities. Evaluate the need for safe injecting facilities in the United States.
Keyword(s): Drug Abuse Prevention and Safety, HIV Interventions
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have worked in the mental health and substance use field for 10 years. During my MPH program I focused my research on harm reduction interventions for substance use. The present work identifies a controversial harm reduction intervention I would like to see implemented in the United States in the next five years.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.