Webinar: Key Recommendations for Enhancing Public Safety and Public Health Partnerships to Address Stimulants, June 28 and June 29, 2022 (Part 1)
2:00–4:00 pm EDT
This two-part COSSAP webinar series will include a presentation on the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) and RTI International’s work to support states and local jurisdictions in identifying and addressing the impact of stimulants in communities across the country that some experts believe represents the fourth wave of the overdose epidemic. Recommendations from an international expert panel convened to highlight innovative and collaborative programs and practices to prevent and respond to the use of stimulants will be presented which will be discussed in more detail during this webinar. Some of these recommendations include: implementing first responder deflection and pre-arrest diversion programs to connect people with stimulant and other substance use disorders treatment and other services; developing more robust methods to identify, track, and understand the illicit drug supply market' supporting research that seeks to develop medications for stimulant use disorder and strategies for stimulant related overdoses; supporting harm reduction community based programs, and numerous other strategies to support communities. This event will occur on June 28 and June 29 beginning at 2:00 pm ET.