ekiM's Diannee Carden Glenn is proud to be an author of this Harm Reduction Journal article. Syringe Exchanges Save Lives!
The research conclusion is: Many participants had delayed or not received care for SSTIs due to poor healthcare experiences. However, having a trusted doctor was associated with fewer people with SSTIs. Improved access to non‑judgmental healthcare for people who use drugs with SSTIs is needed. Expansion of syringe services program‑based SSTI prevention and treatment programs is likely a necessary approach to improve outcomes among those with SSTI and IE.
Ekim's friend, Lisa Ludwig had an amazing interactive art exhibit at ECU in August 2021.
The Art Neighborhood by Lisa Ludwig and YOU!Art Opening and Workshop
allowed individuals ignite creativity and introspection by creating action figure of themselves. The Super Heroes were added to the ongoing project “Create an ‘Action’ Figure that represents YOU”.
This is a continuation of the virtual Action Figure Workshop held earlier this summer, with the support from Jarmichael Harris and ECU Collegiate Recovery Community for the ECU and Greenville communities. This event was featured on WITN
The virtual Action Figure Workshop, a collaboration of the worlds of Prevention, Harm Reduction, and Recovery, using art as a catalyst to address the opiate dilemma in our community giving the attendees the opportunity to use their creativity to produce an action figure of their best self. The Action Figure Workshop is designed to help participants express their emotions, improve self-esteem, and relieve stress while contributing to their community and The Art Neighborhood art project.
Thank you to our tremendous volunteer Joshua Park, 2020 NC Albert Schweitzer Fellow and ECU Brody School of Medicine student, for using his voice to illuminate the human connection component of Harm Reduction programs.
"While we eagerly wait for policy change, consider examining substance use disorders through the humanistic lens of harm reduction that respects life, pursues equity, and benefits all people."
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