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Safer Consumption Spaces in United States – New Report


Late last year Project Inform convened a 2-day think tank in Baltimore, MD entitled, “Safer Consumption Spaces in the United
States: Uniting for a National Movement”

The meeting brought together a group of 50 advocates, including Harm Reduction Coalition’s Executive Director, Monique Tula, Deputy Director of Policy and Planning, Daniel Raymond and Government Relations Manager, Kiefer Paterson, along with epidemiologists, lawyers, policy experts, and most importantly, people who use drugs. The aim of the meeting was to share experiences and discuss strategies for moving forward to bring safer consumption spaces (SCS) to the U.S.

The meeting drew on the hundreds of peer-reviewed scientific articles and reports, including Harm Reduction Coalition’s Alternatives to Public Injecting, the lived expertise of people who use drugs, the latest epidemiology and the knowledge of racial justice activists.

The outcome of the meeting was a 40-page report reviewing key issues related to safe consumption sites, best practices and lessons learned for advocacy and educating stakeholders of the value and benefits these sites provide to people who use drugs and the communities where they live.

Read Project Inform’s Safer Consumption Spaces in United States report.



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