Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute

Webinar Dec. 1: Becoming a Harm Reductionist


Join the Northwest ATTC for their next webinar on December 1, 2021 (12pm – 1pm PT)!

Presenter: Callan Fockele, MD, a physician and population health research fellow at Harborview Medical Center. She works clinically in the emergency department (ED) and permanent supportive housing. She studies the social determinants of health, with a focus on addiction and homelessness. She is interested in improving transitions of care for ED-initiated buprenorphine patients, screening ED patients for social risks and needs, and providing evidence-based care to patients who use drugs.

This presentation will describe Dr. Fockele’s current work using community-based participatory research to implement harm reduction inside and outside the emergency department. She will focus on her recent partnership with Public Health—Seattle & King County, the Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute, the Harm Reduction Research & Treatment Center, and the Public Defender Association to establish the Council of Expert Advisors on Drug Use (CEADU), which is composed of local people with lived experience. As a co-investigator on two pilot projects inspired by the passage of Washington State Senate Bill 5476, she will work with CEADU to create an implementation toolkit that integrates take-home naloxone, buprenorphine treatment, and HIV/hepatitis C testing into first-responder programs while also adapting the Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) model to improve encounters between first responders and people who use drugs.

Learning objectives:

  1. Describe harm reduction programs implemented by first responders.
  2. Explain co-design methods.
  3. Identify opportunities to implement harm reduction in your community.

Attendees of the live event will receive a Certificate of Attendance (1 hour).