In collaboration with local health departments, community partners, and the CDC,
AIDS United is excited to present...

MIDWEST SYRINGE
SERVICES PROGRAM:
VIRTUAL INSTITUTE

SEPTEMBER
24 - 25, 2020

The Midwest Syringe Services Programs: Virtual Institute will explore current strategies and perspectives from programs across the region, providing attendees insight to specific dynamics at play in the Midwest. In consideration of the global pandemic, the institute will also allow participants to examine what it means to successfully operationalize and sustain syringe service programs within the COVID-19 landscape.

We invite health departments, community-based organizations, and advocates from across the Midwest to join us for this interactive online institute. The institute will be held from 12pm - 4pm CST on Thursday, September 24th, and from 10am - 4pm CST on Friday, September 25th.

TRACKS

STRENGTHENING HEALTH & ORGANIZATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE

Syringe service programs provide necessary resources to the community, and additionally serve as entry points to care into larger healthcare systems for participants. This track will explore organizational systems, strategies for program development and sustainability, addressing burnout and self-care among staff, and more.

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS & RELATIONSHIP BUILDING

To best meet the needs of community, syringe service programs must listen and respond to those directly impacted by this work. This track will encourage participants to examine their current partnerships, assess potential collaborations, and expand their reach through a lens of equity and meaningful involvement.


PROGRAM DESIGN & IMPLEMENTATION

Principles of harm reduction and cultural humility play a vital role in developing and adapting a syringe service program. This track will center these frameworks in the process of designing and implementing a program; the sessions will provide concrete measures to operationalize these principles to ensure that community needs are being met.

 

EVOLVING ROLES OF SYRINGE SERVICE PROGRAMS

The needs of community are constantly shifting, particularly in reaction to the realities of a global pandemic. This track will examine these evolving needs and suggest approaches to adapting programming, building funding streams, and expanding services in the age of COVID-19.

 

Participants will have the opportunity to determine which of these tracks best fits their programmatic and organizational needs during the registration process. Please use the navigation bar at the top of this page to REGISTER.

We encourage agencies to have multiple staff members attend to engage with a variety of topics.

AIDS United and our partners look forward to seeing you all at this virtual institute!

For any questions or concerns regarding your registration, please
contact debbie.cooke@meetingmasters.biz.