The Hunter College Center for Health, Media & Policy (CHMP) through a generous grant by the Soros Foundation, will be hosting Juanita Maginley and Fiona Gold, from the British Columbia Street Nursing Program the week of October 25 through October 29th in New York City. Street Nurses work to reduce the risk of HIV/AIDS, other morbidities, and mortality in people who are homeless, substance users, and sex workers in Vancouver. Based upon a harm reduction model, it provides outreach and frontline services to clients who eschew traditional health care services. The program is publicly funded by the British Columbia Center for Disease Control.
Bevel Up is an educational documentary with supplemental material that was developed by and about Street Nursing. The video showcases the work of Street Nursing and provides opportunities for crucial conversations about harm reduction, addictions, at-risk women, HIV/AIDs, community nursing, and outreach. CHMP is creating multiple opportunities for showcasing Street Nursing as an effective model of harm reduction that can be replicated internationally.A calendar of events and locations will be posted shortly on our blog.