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

Kora DeBeck, et al.

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.

Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy
Supervised Injection Facilities