Collaborative Solutions for Addressing Substance Use in San Francisco

Lunchtime Forum


The Tenderloin

Open-air drug sales and public drug use have escalated in San Francisco in recent years, causing distress and harm in many communities. Understanding the root causes of this epidemic and developing policies to address them have proved challenging, and there’s widespread consensus that the status quo isn’t acceptable. Join us as we learn the facts surrounding substance abuse and drug dealing in San Francisco, and how public health officials, city governments and community groups are working together to develop solutions that work.

  • Hillary Kunins / San Francisco Department of Public Health
  • Beau Kilmer / RAND Drug Policy Research Center
  • David Kennedy / National Network for Safe Communities




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