The Power of Collaboration: Success Stories of Harm Reduction and Public Safety Partnerships to Prevent Overdose
In January of 2023, The National Council for Mental Wellbeing, with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), awarded grant funding to support one-year pilot projects integrating harm reduction strategies and public safety initiatives across the country.
The National Council is now pleased to share success stories and lessons learned from pilot project grantees and their public safety partners. Attend this free 90-minute webinar to learn about successful case studies of harm reduction and public safety partnerships. This virtual learning opportunity will include a historical background of harm reduction and public safety collaborations, two case studies of National Council grantees implementing harm reduction strategies with public safety and a facilitated discussion of harm reduction organizations and their public safety partners.
- Caroline Davidson, Director, National Council for Mental Wellbeing
- Dunya Barash, Director of Operations, Families Against Narcotics
- Judge Linda Davis, Families Against Narcotics
- Deputy Chief Jeffrey Filzek, Madison Heights Police Department
- Neil Calmjoy, Program Manager, Catholic Community Services of Western Washington
- Carolina Hershey, Prevention Case Manager/Certified Peer Counselor, Catholic Community Services of Western Washington
- Teal Gardner, Crisis Response Unit Lead, Olympia Police Department
- Joel Cohen, Consultant
This project is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $1,000,000 with 100% funded by CDC/HHS. The content is that of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement by, CDC/HHS or the U.S. Government.