The Drug Policy Alliance and the Center for Drug Use and HIV/HCV Research (CDUHR) are co-hosting a one-day workshop for researchers to discuss best practices to make drug research accessible to the public and policymakers. Join us for one, or both sessions.
When do advocates use research in their advocacy work? And when don't they? Drug policy advocates who work to change local, state, and/or federal policy will discuss how researchers can make their findings accessible and useful to advocacy campaigns.
Journalists who cover drugs and health policy-related issues will discuss the media landscape, their decisions and challenges around covering research, and best practices for engaging with them. A staffer from a NYC Council Member's office will describe how officials find and utilize research, and how researchers can make their work accessible to elected officials in order to affect policy change.