An Adventure with TEDxMileHigh Speaker Lisa Raville and Denver’s largest public health service provider serving people who inject drugs for a healthier and safer Denver.

Did you know that our community is in the midst of an overdose epidemic? Join Lisa Raville, Executive Director of the Harm Reduction Action Center, to understand how she is working to reduce overdose deaths in our region through a syringe access program and pushing forward for a supervised consumption site in Denver.

You will get a first-hand view of the vision and operation strategy will allow for a tour and explanation of all of the benefits of a syringe access program in your community. You will also get to lend your hand in a service project for the center.



General Admission

Tickets to this event are free. Space is limited.



Saturday, June 15, 2018
10:00am – 12:00pm

To be determined. Stay tuned.


Parking in Capitol Hill can be challenging. Please plan for 15 minutes to find parking, or even better, take public transit.

Please wear comfortable clothing and closed toe shoes for our service project portion of the Adventure.


Reach out to our Design & Adventures Director, Cate Croft at [email protected]


Lisa Raville is the Executive Director of the Harm Reduction Action Center, a public health agency that works with people who inject drugs. Her experiences as an overnight homeless shelter coordinator, a County Supervisor campaign manager, and an AmeriCorps volunteer at an HIV/AIDS agency cultivated her activism. She holds leadership positions on the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition and the Colorado Consortium on Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention. In 2014, Lisa won the Colorado Public Health Association Award for Excellence in Policy.

The Harm Reduction Action Center has committed itself to serving Colorado’s public health by working to reduce the harms associated with drug use. Since 2002, our organization has provided direct services that curb the spread of HIV, Hepatitis C, and accidental overdoses among people who inject drugs. To bolster our direct service efforts, the Harm Reduction Action Center also works closely with lawmakers, healthcare providers, law enforcement, and the general community towards a common vision of a healthy and safe Colorado.