Advocating for change

Providing equitable access to treatment and care is an important part of improving the health of people who use drugs. But alone, it’s not enough. People who use drugs need a supportive environment free of discrimination. 

Our advocacy work gives a voice to this community, providing a safe space to share their stories. By speaking openly about the issues faced by people who use drugs, we aim to reduce stigma.

We also know that policies and strategies made by political leaders at all levels are crucial to improving the health of people who use drugs. Our advocacy work ensures political leaders, policymakers, and funders globally have access to the best evidence available to make informed decisions about drug user health.

Some of our advocacy projects 

Connecting with Care films

Through powerful storytelling, Connecting with Care gives a voice to people affected by hepatitis C. By highlighting effective models of care, we learn from personal experience that the right support can make all the difference.   

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My Choice

There is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to Opioid Agonist Treatment (OAT). What works for one person, may not work for another. The My Choice project highlights the importance of personal choice in drug treatment and shares the diverse experiences of people from around Australia. 

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Policy Briefs

We work with our international partners to develop evidence-based calls to action and encourage decision-makers to implement proven interventions that improve the health of people who use drugs in local communities, countries, regions, and globally

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INHSU Africa 2020

At this historic meeting, an African Declaration was signed, uniting policymakers, communities, and more to eliminate hepatitis C and improve the health of people who use drugs.

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