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Embracing Harm Reduction Strategies for Philadelphia's Opioid Epidemic

Hosting Organization: 
Exchange PHL
Friday, May 11, 2018
8:30am - 10:00am EDT
Philadelphia, PA
Friends Center | 1501 Cherry Street | Philadelphia, PA 19102
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Join the Exchange PHL for the next Exchange PHL Breakfast focusing on harm reduction strategies and Philadelphia's opioid epidemic.

Speaker, Colleen L. Barry, PhD, Chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University will be presenting and leading a discussion on:

  • What are harm reduction best practices?
  • What strategies should policymakers considers?
  • How can philanthropist support this work?
  • What role should community members have?

More about the Speaker

Colleen L. Barry, Ph.D., M.P.P. is the Fred and Julie Soper Professor and  Chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She has a joint appointment in the Department of Mental Health. Professor Barry's research focuses on how health and social policies can affect a range of outcomes for individuals with mental illness and substance use disorders, including access to medical care and social services, care quality, health care spending, financial protection and mortality. She is involved in numerous research studies examining the implications of health insurance expansions and health care delivery system reform efforts on the treatment of mental illness and substance use disorders. She also conducts empirical research to understand how communication strategies influence public attitudes about opioid addiction, mental illness, gun policy, and obesity and food policy. One focus of this work is to identify evidence-based approaches to reducing stigma. Dr. Barry co-directs the Johns Hopkins Center for Mental Health and Addiction Policy Research and is a core faculty member in the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research. Professor Barry received her Ph.D. in health policy from Harvard University and her masters degree in public policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.



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