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 here. This 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.
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
- Light food and drink will be available
- No cost for registration
- Parking available
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.
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.