DRUG USER HEALTH VIDEOS & RESOURCES
Los Angeles Community Health Project, in collaboration with our participants and local filmmaker, Maya Gurantz, has produced a series of videos that help people who use drugs get health care. They are on our website chpla.org and also through links below.
The video series covers the entire process of obtaining health care: from walking into a clinic waiting room and talking to the front desk, to signing up for health insurance and having honest conversations with doctors and nurses.
A group of our participants, working as peer educators, met twice a month for 6 months to discuss their own experiences getting health care--what worked, what didn't, and what they wish they had known about the process that they wanted to share with their peers.
Our peer educators helped develop the content and starred in the videos. In addition, they created a pamphlet aimed at people who use drugs, called Healthcare is for Everyone.
This work was made possible by the generous support of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration of the US Department of Health and Human Services, the Center for Social Innovation, and an amazing collaboration with the Jeffrey Goodman Clinic at the Los Angeles.
LA Community Health Project's mission is to improve the health and well being of people affected by drug use in Los Angeles, to increase access to health care, empower people to protect themselves, and educate each other to reduce harm in our communities.
LACHP combines direct services, advocacy, outreach, education, and research collaborations to fulfill this mission. LA Community Health Project was founded in 1992.
LOS ANGELES COMMUNITY HEALTH PROJECT
626 N. Alvarado St.
Los Angeles, CA 90026