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Transforming our Communities: Sharing Innovations to Reduce Harms for People Who Use Drugs
Day One, June 7, 8:30am - 12:00pm

Statewide gathering to hear from people with lived experience about barriers and successes in accessing compassionate and effective services, hear about responses to the 2021 statewide syringe services programs survey, discuss how to inform and direct policy, and identify innovations and opportunities for transformations.

Day Two, June 8, 8:30am - 12:00pm


· Adolescents and young adults - substance use disorder/opioid use disorder
· Coalition building to impact/direct/inform policy
· Preliminary findings from the distribution of safer smoking supplies

Reconvene to hear highlights from day two tracks, document challenges, innovations, transformations, improving how we work with and serve people who use drugs.

Who Should Attend

Anyone in Washington State who uses drugs, has family members and loved ones who use drugs, serves people who use drugs, serves people seeking and/or receiving treatment and other services for drug use, etc. Examples of individuals and organizations to participate include:

· people with lived/living experience
· providers of all types (medical, pharmacy, pediatric, etc.)
· care managers and navigators
· peers
· substance use disorder professionals and treatment agency staffs
· housing and housing support services
· those in the criminal legal system
· Federally Qualified Health Centers
· health systems and administrators
· behavioral health providers and agencies
· opioid treatment programs
· syringe services programs
· harm reduction providers and programs
· Tribal and Urban Indian programs
· Behavioral health administrative services organizations
· students and educators
· emergency departments
· residential services providers and agencies
· legislators
· policy makers
· committee members focusing on behavioral health
· anyone else who would like to attend

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