Law enforcement and public health programs in Latin America: The role of collective learning

  • Jaime Arredondo Canada Research Chair on Substance Use and Health Systems Scien-tist, Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research (CISUR) Assistant Professor, School of Public Health and Social Policy, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada.
  • Sergio Maulen Member of Global Law Enforcement and Public Health Association (GLEPHA), Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • Natalia Campos Research Assistant, El Colegio de México, A.C. Mexico City, Mexico.
Keywords: Policy entrepreneurs, collective knowledge, civil society organizations, community policing, sex workers, harm reduction

Abstract

Implementation of law enforcement and public health programs in Latin America has been challenging. From financial reasons to lack of political support, positively evaluated programs are terminated. In this context, we argue that collective learning is an innovative strategy that leads to stronger, well-organized, resilient groups of policy entrepreneurs who can advocate for better policies and programs.

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Published
2022-07-28
How to Cite
ArredondoJ., MaulenS., & CamposN. (2022). Law enforcement and public health programs in Latin America: The role of collective learning. Journal of Community Safety and Well-Being, 7(Suppl_1), S19-S22. https://doi.org/10.35502/jcswb.252