Fellow Profile

Fellow

Sasanka Jinadasa

Sasanka-Jinadasa

Focus Areas: Addiction & Overdose

Reframe Health and Justice

Washington, D.C.

Fellow

Sasanka Jinadasa

Sasanka is a co-founder and partner at Reframe Health and Justice, where they contribute to the framework and values of healing-centered harm reduction. They lead conversations on how to best develop racial justice centered harm reduction efforts, with a particular focus on women, queer communities, and trans communities. Their harm reduction career began at HIPS, where Sasanka managed volunteer-based direct services - including a 24/7 hotline and mobile outreach - to people who trade sex and/or use drugs in Washington, DC. As a consultant, Sasanka has developed programming, created curricula, and/or facilitated training for several organizations including the Maryland Department of Health, Baltimore County Department of Health, the Boston Public Health Commission, Streetwork, the SPARC Center, Amara Legal Center and many others.

Formed in 2017, Reframe Health and Justice (RHJ) is a public health and social change strategy consulting collective that operates through two primary frameworks: harm reduction and healing justice.  RHJ provides four types of services: personalized ongoing training, facilitated organizational culture change, policy design and analysis, and responsive technical assistance.