Harm Reduction Service Use and Delivery: Lessons Learned from Vancouver, Canada (webinar)
July 29, 2021
Presenter: Jenna van Draanen, PhD, MPH, University of Washington
This one-hour webinar discussed the role of harm reduction in addiction treatment and how it fits with other systems of care. In addition to covering recent service use patterns in the Northwest, Dr. van Draanen shared evidence and lessons learned from her work with overdose prevention sites (a model of peer-run safe consumption sites) in Vancouver, Canada. The session covered changes in overdose prevention site utilization during COVID-19, the importance of peer involvement in service delivery, and outcomes associated with overdose prevention site utilization.