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.  To become a Program Member, click here.

 

THE CALIFORNIA STREET MEDICINE ACT UPDATE

 

Watch this video to learn more about a bill in the CA State Senate, the Street Medicine Act, and to see Brett Feldman and the USC Street Medicine team in action!

The Vice Chair of the Street Medicine Institute, Brett Feldman, PA-C, is leading a group of supporters for AB 369: The Street Medicine Act, authored by California Senator, Sydney Kamlager. The Street Medicine Act officially recognizes the street as a legitimate place to deliver healthcare, and makes Street Medicine Providers direct access providers, meaning they can access insurance benefits for patients regardless of which primary care physician they are empaneled to by their insurance, and receive payment for care delivered. By recognizing street medicine, we are validating and honoring the lives of the people we serve. 

International Street Medicine Symposium XVII

Great News!

The Street Medicine Institute is excited to announce that registration is open for the 17th annual International Street Medicine Symposium (ISMS XVII) to be held October 21 - 23, 2021.  Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we are again offering this symposium in a virtual format free for members who have joined or renewed SMI membership since January 1, 2021!  Members seeking CME credits for symposium attendance will be charged a fee of $249. 

Registration 

Registration is now open and is free and exclusive to our members who joined or renewed this year!  If you are already a member, please click HERE to register.  If you are not a member and would like to attend the symposium, click HERE to become a member.  If you have any difficulty with the registration process, please contact Chris Rafalski at [email protected] 

Program Member Registration: If you are registering a group of people from your program, please ensure they have first all been included in your Program Membership account.  You may continue to add individuals to your Program account and register them for the symposium at any time up until the event.  If you have any trouble with the registration process, please contact Chris Rafalski at [email protected] 

Message from the Chair

I have heard from so many of you about how much you miss convening in person.  The ISMS organizing committee shares this longing, but has concluded that it is the most inclusive and safe option for our international community to meet virtually again.  Though we remain unable to see each other face-to-face, I hope you will feel connected and uplifted through this virtual community event.. 

With your participation and expertise, we anticipate another outstanding International Street Medicine Symposium!  I hope to see you virtually in October as we continue to learn from one another and renew our collective commitment to improving the lives of our brothers and sisters living and sleeping on the streets throughout the world.

In service and solidarity,

Liz

Liz Frye, MD, MPH

Chair, 17th annual International Street Medicine Symposium