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Title: Methamphetamine: The National Summit to Promote Public Health, Partnerships, and Safety for Critically Affected Populations
Corporate Author: Strategic Applications International (SAI)
United States of America
Project Director: Kim Thomas
Date Published: 2011
Page Count: 238
Sponsoring Agency: SAMHSA's National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
Rockville, MD 20852
Strategic Applications International (SAI)
Alexandria, VA 22307
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Admin (SAMHSA)
Rockville, MD 20857
Contract Number: HHSP233-2008-00223A
Publication Number: (SMA) 11-4647
Sale Source: SAMHSA's National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
Box 2345
Rockville, MD 20852
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Conference Material
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This is a report on the proceedings of the National Summit To Promote Public Health, Partnerships, and Safety for Critically Affected Populations (“The Summit”), with a focus on methamphetamine use, which was held November 16-19, 2008, in Washington, DC.
Abstract: The three “critically affected populations" that were the focus of the Summit were lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities; justice-involved populations; and women. Within these populations, six domains were the focus of the Summit: criminal justice, HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases, mental health services, prevention/public awareness, rural issues and treatment, and continuing care/recovery management and support services. Summit recommendations for policy and program pertain to data collection and research, cultural competency, access to substance abuse services, and best practices. The Summit agenda consisted of plenary sessions, “springboard” sessions, small group discussions, policy and program recommendations, and Action Team planning. The Summit was not intended to be a traditional conference on methamphetamine use. Rather, it was intended to convene key stakeholders from committed States for the purpose of developing a national agenda and create State/Territory-specific Action Plans with strategies for addressing systemic issues that focus on the impact of methamphetamine use on the most critically affected populations, using a public-health and public-safety perspective. Summit participants were aware that although methamphetamine was the convening topic, solutions would focus on systemic issues that involve the broader challenges of integrating public health and public safety responses to substance abuse. By the conclusion of the Summit, each Action Team had produced an Action Plan for addressing the health and safety of the critically affected populations in its State or Territory. The policy and program recommendations that emerged for each critically affected population will shape Federal policies and programs. 160 references, appended expanded summary of the Summit recommendations, State/Territorial Action Team Rosters, Steering committee membership, and participant list
Main Term(s): Drug Policy
Index Term(s): Bisexuality; Drug offenders; Drug prevention programs; Drug treatment; Drug treatment programs; Females; Healthcare; Homosexuality; Interagency cooperation; Methamphetamines; Offenders; Public Health Service
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