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Syringe Service Programs — A Critical Public Health Intervention

July 30, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


This webinar will allow you to engage with HHS leadership around syringe services programs (SSPs), which are an important community-based prevention program that can save livescombat the nation’s opioid crisisreduce the transmission of HIV and Hepatitis C and support individuals in accessing SUD/OUD treatment services.


Speakers: ADM Brett Giroir, MD, Assistant Secretary for Health and Senior Adviser for Opioid Policy; RADM Jonathan Mermin, MD MPH, Director, CDC’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention; Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) (invited); and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) (invited).


Participants: state/local public health, law enforcement, corrections, harm reduction organizations, state/local elected officials, SUD/OUD programs, faith-based organizations, federally-qualified health centers (FQHCs), healthcare providers and other relevant organizations.