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How Do Supervised Injection Sites Work?


As two supervised injection sites in East Harlem and Washington Heights become the first of their kind in the United States, Sam Rivera executive director of OnPoint NYC, which runs the sites and Kailin See, OnPoint’s senior director of programs discuss their first week of operation. Sarah Evans, former manager of Vancouver’s Insite, North America’s first supervised injection space, and current director of the Open Society Foundations’ International Harm Reduction Development program, weighs in with her years of experience working with this type of harm reduction policy and its role in reducing fatal overdoses. 


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 2021-12-06  30m