Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute

Transforming Our Communities Summit Videos Now Available!

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On June 22 and July 7, the Center for Drug Safety and Services Education at ADAI hosted a two-part, FREE virtual summit to bring people together to improve health, equity, and justice for people who use drugs.

The summit, titled Transforming Our Communities: Health, Equity, and Justice for People Who Use Drugs, had the following goals:

  • Increase understanding of the perspectives of people who use drugs in order to increase insight and compassion so that services are both welcoming and impactful.
  • Increase understanding of the importance of equitable access to health care and other necessary services.
  • Connect people within their communities to build strong working relationships that strengthen capacity to deliver great care that is equitable and just.
  • Build partnerships to catalyze and energize ongoing regional and statewide work.
  • Walk away with fresh ideas to improve practice to address the needs of people who use drugs in their community.

Find the videos from both Day 1 and Day 2, along with the slides, here!