SEATTLE, WA – 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.
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 fatal overdose prevention. The Seattle City Council included $1.3 million in funding for the creation of an SCS in the 2018 budget, and is currently working with King County to identify possible locations.
Media are invited to film and interview practitioners at the Capitol Hill Sound Transit Station during the morning rush hour.
WHAT: Health care providers to host public information booths for Q&A on safe consumption spaces and opioid addiction.
WHERE: Capitol Hill Sound Transit Station (main entrance), 140 Broadway E, Seattle, WA 98102
WHEN: Wednesday, February 7 from 7:00-8:30 a.m. PT
NOTE: Media should RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to help facilitate interviews.
SCSs have been saving lives around the world for over 30 years. There are now over 100 sites worldwide. There have been millions of injections at these sites and zero overdose deaths. Learn more at: www.yestoscs.org.