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2nd Annual Conference on Homeless Deaths in New York City 2022

June 29 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Please join the Health & Housing Consortium, Homeless Services United, and BronxWorks in the 2nd Annual Conference on Homeless Deaths in New York City 2022.

In response to an 81% increase in drug-related deaths among individuals experiencing homelessness between July 2020-June 2021, this event will focus on best practices to combat this crisis among this population and resources for frontline workers.

After reviewing the “16th Annual Report of Deaths Among Persons Experiencing Homelessness” published by NYC Departments of Homeless Services (DHS) and Health & Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), the Commissioner of New York State’s Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) Dr. Chinazo Cunningham will provide a keynote presentation on statewide efforts to decrease overdose deaths.

After Dr. Cunningham’s presentation, Homeless Services United’s Executive Director Catherine Trapani will lead a panel discussion and moderated Q&A with experts leading successful overdose prevention interventions among this population.

Panelists will include:
– Dr. Chinazo Cunningham, Commissioner of NYS OASAS
– Dr. Jonathan Giftos, Medical Director of Addiction Medicine & Drug User Health at Project Renewal
– Kailin See, Senior Director of Programs of OnPoint NYC
– Guilliermo Barrionuevo, ED Leads Certified Peer Advocate/Counselor at NYC Health + Hospitals / Metropolitan

You will receive a confirmation email with downloadable calendar invitations upon registration.

This event is co-organized by the Brooklyn Health & Housing Consortium, which is supported by NYU Langone Health’s Community Service Plan. For questions, please contact harmony.arcilla@nyulangone.org.

The Consortium is working to provide programming that is accessible and inclusive to all. Please let us know of any requests that will enable you to participate fully in this event, and we will do our very best to make these accommodations available to you.

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