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Government Has The Power To Heal - NewSincerity.us

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Svante Myrick is a Mayor leading with compassion. And social impact. First, he pulled Ithaca out of a $3.5 million deficit after just 2 years in office. But maybe his most innovative accomplishment is in public health: Svante and Ithaca have set up the country’s 1st supervised heroin injection site.

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Government Has The Power To Heal - NewSincerity.us

  1. 1. Government Has The Power To Heal Svante Myrick is a Mayor leading with compassion. And social impact. First, he pulled Ithaca out of a $3.5 million deficit after just 2 years in office. But maybe his most innovative accomplishment is in public health: Svante and Ithaca have set up the country’s 1st supervised heroin injection site. Svante’s dad battled addiction so he knows a little about what it can do to a family and a community. He started the program after a 2-year study found that providing users with a medically supervised safe space to use diminished overdoses and increased rehab participation. That means less money spent on sending non-violent folks to prison or covering the costs of overdoses. Plus when they get therapy the chance of them recovering goes way up. Healthy communities and healthy families -- that’s what’s up. Lest you think he’s some kind of superhero, Svante reminds us all that: "This is not the story of a self-made man. This is the story of a community that conspired to raise a child. That's the truth.” Svante believes in community, and we’re digging his style of leadership.

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