Category: Brief Report

Client Perspectives on Drug Checking Services for Overdose Prevention

Drug checking services can prevent overdose by providing people who use drugs (PWUD) with an opportunity to understand the chemical content of their drugs. In this brief report, we share perspectives from clients of drug checking services in the San Francisco Bay Area. Participants described how drug checking provided a way of monitoring contaminants, promoted entry into other harm reduction services, and reduced likelihood of overdose.

Impact of Climate-Related Events on the HIV Care Workforce in California

Climate disasters are becoming more frequent and intense in California, with direct and indirect impacts on public health, including HIV care services. As client needs surge during and after climate disasters, service gaps are widening due to workforce migration from areas heavily impacted by climate change. This brief report highlights key findings from a study that our center recently published in PLOS Climate on the experiences of health care providers in regions heavily impacted by climate change.