Punishment is Not a Public Health Strategy Webinar

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On October 4th, the Center for HIV Law and Policy, Harm Reduction Coalition, and the National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable hosted a webinar providing an overview of the relationship between criminalization, viral hepatitis, and harm reduction. The webinar recording and slides are now archived below.


Click here for the slides.

Click here for the recording. (Click the link and then enter the requested information to view the webinar).

Attendees can expect to come away with an understanding of harm reduction principles, current trends in syringe service programs and treatment access for viral hepatitis, and efforts to reform laws criminalizing HIV and viral hepatitis. The webinar will include substantial time for audience Q+A with presenters. 

Kate Boulton is an attorney at the Center for HIV Law and Policy, where she focuses on HIV criminal law reform and the overrepresentation of people living with HIV in the criminal legal system. Kate comes from a public health background, having served with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from 2007-2012, where her work centered on migrant health and infectious disease. She earned her JD from Harvard Law School and her MPH from the University of Michigan. 

Tina Broder, MSW, MPH, is the Interim Executive Director, National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable. Tina joined NVHR in November 2013 and develops and leads NVHR's work. Tina previously worked at Kaiser Permanente Northern California as a Project Coordinator with the Drug and Alcohol Research Team at the Division of Research. Before graduate school, Tina was a Housing Case Manager & HIV Prevention Project Coordinator at a drop-in center for homeless women and children. 

Mike Selick, MSW, is the Hepatitis C Training and Policy Manager, Harm Reduction Coalition. He manages the Harm Reduction Coalition’s policy & capacity building work focused on Hepatitis C & is the coordinator for the Injection Drug Users Health Alliance, the coalition of community-based syringe access providers in New York City. Mike has been a community organizer and advocate for human rights focusing on police accountability, inequality, drug use, sex work, homelessness, HIV, & Hepatitis C for more than a decade.