2.06 The Rebellious Allyship of Street Medicine

9:15 AM–10:30 AM Mar 2, 2023 (US - Pacific)

Grand Ballroom (FGH)


Many outreach workers provide care, and ally with street medicine groups out of necessity. Our participants often present with complex medical needs, inclusive of drug use and mental health concerns. They are often not treated well in traditional ED or clinical settings, shamed or literally abused. Bringing basic health care with allies who have earned the trust of the individuals on the street is a critical piece to saving lives.