Founded in 2016, the Main Line Health Center for Population Health Research (CPHR) at the Lankenau Institute for Medical Research is a joint collaboration between Main Line Health and Thomas Jefferson University’s College of Population Health.

CPHR’s mission is to advance the understanding of population health by being a research and educational partner to Main Line Health, informing and assessing initiatives to improve the health status and quality of life in the communities it serves. CPHR’s researchers identify effective models to improve population health, as well as build evidence on successful implementation strategies.

Reports and White Papers

Supervised Consumption Facilities – Review of the Evidence

Sharon Larson, PhD | Norma Padron, PhD | Jennifer Mason | Tyler Bogaczyk
December 2017

CPHR produced a scientific review of safe injection sites as a means to help combat the opioid epidemic. The study was produced by CPHR at the request of The Office of the Health Commissioner, Philadelphia Department of Public Health. Supervised consumption facilities, also known as safe drug injection sites or comprehensive user engagement sites, are medical interventions in which essential services are provided to reduce substance use, the harms associated with substance abuse, and fatal overdoses.

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