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Educating and activating health professionals to work toward health equity.

Improving health for people who use drugs: Community Conversation on Current and Future Harm Reduction Practices

  • 1 Aug 2023
  • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • La Doña Cervecerìa, 241 Fremont Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55405, USA

Registration is closed

Join us for a community conversation on improving health for people who use drugs and engage with an expert panel who will discuss:

  • How current policies undermine health and exacerbate existing disparities,
  • Recent legislative progress on decriminalization, and
  • The role of clinicians in implementing and advocating for harm reduction practices

Check out our primer on the topic hereThis activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

All are welcome. This event and the educational materials linked above are made possible from the support and engagement of our members. While you do not have to be a member to attend, we encourage you to join us. Our members are healthcare professionals and community members who advocate for health equity in all aspects of their professional, public, and private lives.

Learn more about our membership levels and sign up to join us here.

If you would prefer to donate to support our educational and advocacy efforts, you can do so here.

-Event information-


5p- Light food and drink, connecting with the community

6-8p- Current policy and legislative landscape, Panel presentation, Q&A with audience

8-9p- Networking- Building connections to create change


Sue Purchase, Executive Director, Harm Reduction Sisters

Ryan Kelly, MD, Director, Addiction Medicine Consult Team, University of Minnesota Medical Center, Community University Health Center, Chair of MMA subcommittee on Harm Reduction and Decriminalization

Eddie Krumpotich, Upper Midwest Policy Lead, National harm Reduction Coalition

Tom Johnson, CEO CNP, Lakeview Behavioral Health

State Senator Clare Oumou Verbeten, Senate District 66


Cuong Pham, MD, MDHEQ Board President

Additional information:

  • Light food and drink will be available
  • No cost for registration
  • Parking available

Accreditation Statement:

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Minnesota Medical Association and MN Doctors for Health Equity. The Minnesota Medical Association (MMA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CME Statement:

The Minnesota Medical Association designates this activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Educating and activating health professionals to work toward health equity


Health Professionals will use their voice, knowledge, and influence to eliminate the inequities that exist in health and healthcare, while working effectively with their patients, health systems, communities, and decision makers to address health equity wherever they live, work, learn, and play.

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