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Past media releases
Today, the Seattle City Council's Committee on Housing, Health, Energy, and Workers Rights discussed the path forward to create a safe consumption space (SCS) in Seattle. SCSs are safe, clean spaces where people can use previously obtained drugs under the supervision of healthcare professionals who provide support, safe and sterile equipment, and overdose prevention. They are a proven and positive solution that reduce deaths and medical issues, restore public safety and community spaces, and connect people who use drugs with resources for treatment.
More than a dozen medical and health care workers will host public information booths at various Seattle locations during TOMORROW’s morning and afternoon rush hour to highlight the lifesaving benefit of creating a safe consumption space (SCS) program in the City of Seattle...
Seattle-area musicians Jenn Champion, John Roderick, and SassyBlack, and CEO of Sub Pop Megan Jasper today launched a major media campaign in support of the Yes to SCS effort in King County. In partnership with the Public Defender Association, this effort seeks to highlight the lifesaving benefit of building a safe consumption space (SCS) in the City of Seattle.
In response to Washington State’s overdose and opioid epidemic, over 200 health care professionals have signed a letter calling on the City of Seattle and King County to “fully fund and implement the Task Force recommendations, including the recommendation for supervised consumption spaces with the speed required in an emergency.”
We write to you today to express our strong and urgent support of supervised consumption spaces (SCSs), referred to as Community Health Engagement Locations (CHELs) in the King County Heroin and Opiate Overdose Task Force final report.
Ninety days after the Seattle/King County Heroin and Prescription Opiate Task Force Recommended Supervised Consumption Spaces as Part of a Comprehensive Plan to Address the Opiate Epidemic, Endorsers Project Messages of Support Throughout the City
The newly formed “Yes to SCS” coalition applauds the Seattle/King County Heroin and Prescription Opiate Addiction Task Force for recommending that supervised consumption spaces, referred to as Community Health Engagement Locations (CHELs) in the Task Force report, be implemented in King County.
Local public health advocates are hosting the “SAFE SHAPE” exhibit, a mock supervised consumption space (SCS), to highlight how this type of approach could combat the opiate epidemic and decrease public drug use.
VOCAL-WA kicked off its public education and advocacy campaign about safe consumption spaces with a Town Hall event, screening the documentary film “Everywhere But Safe” and hosting a panel of experts to talk about safe consumption, drug user health, and harm reduction.