Research - opioid epidemic

THE CONTEXT   

The opioid problem in Philadelphia is big. The City of Philadelphia has announced that it plans to sanction a Safe Injection Facility, which would be the first sanctioned SIF in the country.  We are conducting a community engaged scientific process to inform the issue of where a SIF might be sited.

 

 

THE INVESTIGATORS 

In partnership with the Penn Center for Public Health Initiatives, Prevention Point, the City of Philadelphia Department of Public Health, and the Penn Injury Science Center, we are conducting a systematic mixed-methods process.  Funding for this process is provided through a grant from the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics.

 

 

THE PROCESS

We are having a series of meetings; have a mapping component; have a interview process.  And then based on what we learn we revised the map.

** These are data variables that we have requested from the City and are waiting hear back on whether they City will grant assess.

 

THE PRODUCT

A map identifying locations and information from stakeholders of their impressions on what makes that site amenable for a SIF.  We will also assess acceptability of a brick-and-mortar SIF, tent SIFs, or a mobile SIF.

 

 

TELL US YOUR THOUGHTS

Please let us know what you think are features of a location that make it suitable for, or not suitable for, a SIF. We will use what you tell us to inform how we interpret the map.

Safe Injection Facility (SIF) / Comprehensive User Engagement Sites (CUES)

Demand characteristics

  • Opioid overdoses**

  • NARCAN administrations**

Assets

  • Food Stores

  • Health Facility

  • SEPTA Stops

Exposures

  • Schools

  • Daycares

  • Liquor stores

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