SMI Program Collaborations Around the World

The map below depicts most of the cities throughout the world where Street Medicine Institute leaders have engaged in collaborative efforts toward the development and improvement of Street Medicine Programs.  Dots for Programs who have become Members of the Street Medicine Institute reveal the Program Name, City and website when you roll over them.  To become a Program Member, click here.


Introducing Street Medicine Institute Membership

The Street Medicine Institute is pleased to announce that you can now become a Member!  Join us to enjoy such benefits as

  • access to advice from experts in the field of Street Medicine
  • private discussion circles on topics of special interest
  • reduced registration fee for our annual International Street Medicine Symposium
  • Member Directory, and more! 

Benefits we expect to add within the near future include a regular Blog by our Founder, Dr. Jim Withers (and, perhaps, some of his colleagues), a Street Medicine Newsletter, and more. 

Individual or Program Membership?

We are offering both!  Individual memberships are free and include all of the benefits listed.  Consider registering your Street Medicine Program as a Program Member for a reasonable optional donation.  Additional benefits of Program Membership include: 

  • listing in and access to our Street Medicine Program Directory
  • the ability to quickly and more easily register multiple members of your team for events
  • posting of news stories about your program on our website
  • highlighting of professional publications by your program's team on the SMI website
  • participation in private discussion circles focused specifically on issues relevant to your unique program status; and, soon, 
  • identification on our interactive map of Street Medicine Programs around the world! 


Join Now - It's Free!



Dear Friends of the Street Medicine Institute,

            The Street Medicine Institute is pleased to announce a call for host cities for the 15thannual International Street Medicine Symposium!  Our selection criteria are provided below.  If, after reviewing these, you remain interested in hosting, please complete the application to the best of your ability with as much detail as possible and submit it by Friday August 17, 2018.  The 15th annual symposium will be held in September or October of 2019. 

            Your application will be evaluated on the criteria provided below.  In previous years, the symposium has been held on a Thursday through Saturday morning with a pre-symposium Street Medicine 101 workshop on Wednesday.  The hosting organization will have an opportunity to present lectures, panels, and/or workshops highlighting the host city’s work to improve the health and wellbeing of homeless individuals sleeping rough/unsheltered. 

            The host city is responsible for planning the host city highlight presentations, panels, and workshops, advertising for local attendees, arranging location and food for an evening networking event, and arranging/negotiating costs for food, venue space, and other necessary equipment with guidance from the Street Medicine Institute.  The Street Medicine Institute is responsible for designing the content of the symposium, international advertising, symposium registration, coordinating with non-local presenters, and assistance to the host city with their responsibilities.  The cost of the symposium is shared between the Street Medicine Institute and the host city.

The Street Medicine Institute looks forward to working with you!  Thank you for your application!



Liz Frye

Chair, International Street Medicine Symposium 



If you are interested and are able to meet the requirements above, please complete the application and submit it to [email protected] by August 17, 2018.



ISMS Host City Application 2019