The New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) and the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) present this Blueprint for a Public Health and Safety Approach to Drug Policy.
Believing that good public policies should be developed in collaboration with those directly affected by them, NYAM and DPA spent over a year holding community consultations across the state asking New York residents how drug use and drug policies affected them and their neighbor hoods and what should be done to move the state forward. They also met with experts, policymakers, and service providers and conducted an extensive review of the literature. This Blueprint is the result of these research activities.
An independent organization since 1847, NYAM addresses the health challenges facing the world’s urban populations through interdisciplinary approaches to policy leadership, innovative research, evaluation, education, and community engagement. DPA is the nation’s leading organization promoting current drug policies that are grounded in science, compassion, health, and human rights.
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