In collaboration with local health departments, community partners and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, AIDS United is excited to present our second virtual institute on syringe services programs in the Midwest. This institute will continue discussions and learning sessions on harm reduction principles, overdose response, innovative community partnerships and key strategies to strengthening program design and implementation.
The institute will be held from Tuesday, March 30, from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. CST through Wednesday, March 31,from 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST.
To kick off this event, AIDS United held two pre-institute webinars discussing the unique social and political environment of the Midwest with consideration to harm reduction and syringe services programs. Each speaker offered valuable perspectives on the social and political landscape, new challenges in light of the public health crisis, and visions for the future of harm reduction in the region. The recordings of these webinars can be reviewed in advance of the institute by clicking here.
At our first Midwest Syringe Service Programs: Virtual Institute, participants explored strategies and perspectives from programs across the region and received insight to specific dynamics at play in the Midwest. Taking into consideration the global pandemic, the institute allowed participants to examine what it means to successfully operationalize and sustain syringe services programs within the COVID-19 landscape. Over the course of two days, we were joined by over 260 people working in the field. This year, we are excited to build on the momentum and expand our conversations to address building non-traditional partnerships, leadership transition and succession planning, combating stigma in and around harm reduction programs, and so much more.
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