19 November 2020
In late 2020, we unveiled INHSU’s new strategic plan, which sees us expand our focus to include the broader health of people who use drugs, not just hepatitis C.
You’ll see this reflected in our new name, with the addition of the word ‘health’ (the International Network on Health and Hepatitis in Substance Users).
But more importantly, you’ll see this reflected in our actions. In 2021, we have numerous knowledge exchange, advocacy and education programs planned that focus on the health of people who use drugs and drug-related harms.
Our new direction is shaped by our members
Over 100 people contributed to the process through stakeholder interviews, a stakeholder survey, focus groups and individual feedback. This input provided invaluable insight and has fundamentally shaped our new strategic direction.
The result ensures we enter our second decade of operation prepared for new challenges and opportunities. But most importantly it ensures we can have the most impact in improving the health of people who use drugs.
“Our new strategic plan outlines our vision of a world where people who use drugs have equitable access to the evidence-based services, treatment, and support needed to improve health and live well,” says Jason Grebely, INHSU President.
Our three strategic directions – knowledge exchange, education, and advocacy remain the same. The plan provides key action on who how INHSU will be developing these to turn vision into reality.