December 6, 2018.Reading time 2 minutes.
Today, the Washington State Supreme Court ruled that Initiative 27 was outside the scope of local initiative power. Dr. Jeff Duchin, Health Officer, Public Health – Seattle & King County said, In 2016, the 38-member Heroin and Prescription Opiate Task Force issued recommendations that included opening and evaluating sites to prevent fatal opioid overdoses, called […]
June 15, 2017.Reading time 3 minutes.
This week, the American Medical Association (AMA), the largest association of physicians in the United States, announced support for the development of pilot facilities where people who use injection drugs can do so under medical supervision. “The endorsement by the American Medical Association to establish and evaluate supervised injection facilities affirms the recommendation by our […]
June 14, 2017.Reading time 6 minutes.
During a recent Q&A on Facebook LIVE, Dr. Jeff Duchin and Brad Finegood, co-chairs of the Heroin and Prescription Opiate Addiction Task Force, answered some questions about supervised consumption sites (also known as CHELs)—a public health service for people with substance use disorders. CHELs (Community Health Engagement Locations) are one component of a comprehensive approach that […]
February 28, 2017.Reading time 12 minutes.
Updated 3/8/2017 Recently, the King County Heroin and Prescription Opiate Addiction Task Force recommended a comprehensive set of strategies to address the growing opioid epidemic. In today’s PH Insider, Dr. Jeff Duchin, Health Officer at Public Health and Task Force Co-Chair shares his thoughts about CHELs. Community Health Engagement Locations (or CHELs) are one of […]