Police And Public Health Partnerships: Evidence From The Evaluation Of Vancouver's Supervised Injection Facility

May 7, 2008
Kora DeBeck, et al.
Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy

In various settings, drug market policing strategies have been found to have unintended negative effects on health service use among injection drug users (IDU). This has prompted calls for more effective coordination of policing and public health efforts. In Vancouver, Canada, a supervised injection facility (SIF) was established in 2003. We sought to determine if local police impacted utilization of the SIF.