As Seattle deals with the co-occurring crisis of homelessness and the heroin epidemic, public health solutions, including safe consumption spaces, increased access to medication assisted treatment, and programs such as LEAD, represent the vital shift to a new paradigm in which addiction is addressed through evidence-based harm reduction strategies. Please join us for a presentation by the co-founders of Insite, North America's only sanctioned safe consumption space, followed by a panel discussion about the state of epidemic in Seattle and how we as a city can improve our response.
Dr. Caleb Banta-Green (ADAI, UW Public Health),
Liz Evans (Insite co-founder),
Mark Townsend (Insite co-founder), and
Kris Nyrop (LEAD National Support Bureau)
Turner Auditorium D-209, UW Health Sciences Building
Monday, 3/21 at 5:30pm
Co-sponsored by VOCAL-WA, Public Defender Association (PDA), Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute (ADAI/UW), Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness (SKCCH), Real Change, UTEST (UW), and Radical Public Health (UW)