Upcoming Webinar: Syringe Service Programs: State and Local Perspectives on the Role of Policy, Funding, and Partnerships
HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health will host:
Syringe Service Programs: State and Local Perspectives on the Role of Policy, Funding, and Partnerships
Monday, September 16, 2019 • 2:00-3:15 PM ET
This webinar is the second in a three-part series addressing SSPs, an important community-based prevention program that can save lives, combat the nation’s opioid crisis, reduce the transmission of HIV and Hepatitis C and support individuals in accessing substance (SUD)/opioid (OUD) use disorder treatment services. A recording of Part 1 can be found here.
This webinar will use examples from state government to showcase effective implementation of syringe services programs (SSPs) through policy and practice. Presenters will highlight experiences in gaining statewide support and community buy-in, crafting policy and bringing it to practice, and building strong partnerships with local communities to support SSP growth.
Intended Participants: state/local public health, law enforcement, corrections, harm reduction organizations, state/local elected officials, SUD/OUD programs, faith-based organizations, federally qualified health centers (FQHCs), healthcare providers and other relevant organizations.