August 31, 2016
Today is International Overdose Awareness Day, a day for mourning and activism. Our nation has finally become aware of the scope of this epidemic. Overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the United States, a talking point for presidential candidates and President Obama himself. In New York City, we have been hit particularly […]
August 30, 2016
NEED FOR GREATER OVERDOSE PREVENTION EFFORTS IN COMMUNITIES OF COLOR FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUST 31, 2016 Press Contact: Mike Selick, Hepatitis C Program Coordinator, Harm Reduction Coalition email@example.com, 201-755-3474 Drug Overdose Mortality Rate Increased 66% Citywide in the Past Year with a 51% Increase in Overdose Deaths Among Latinos. New York, NY – On International […]
March 11, 2015
HRC PARTNERS WITH SF POLICE TO PREVENT OVERDOSE Harm Reduction Coalition has partnered with the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) and the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH), to distribute the lifesaving drug naloxone.
January 28, 2015
LEARN TO SAVE A LIFE IN UNDER 10 MINUTES! Harm Reduction Coalition’s Eliza Wheeler says “Access to naloxone should be low-threshold and does not require extensive instruction.” New research says: brief is effective.
September 11, 2013
GOVERNOR SIGNS COMPREHENSIVE OVERDOSE TREATMENT PROTECTION SACRAMENTO, CA — Governor Brown signed AB 635, authored by Assembly member Ammiano, to decrease overdose fatalities in California by increasing the distribution of an opioid overdose antidote, naloxone. Drug overdoses are now the leading cause of accidental death in the United States, surpassing motor vehicle crash deaths.
August 30, 2013
AUGUST 31st INTERNATIONAL OVERDOSE AWARENESS DAY August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day. Across the country and throughout the world the day serves to commemorate those people who lost their lives to overdose or are living with injuries after suffering from an overdose. It is also a day dedicated to raising awareness on overdose prevention […]
February 6, 2013
Originally posted by the Network for Public Health Law This webinar was held on Thursday, October 18, 2012. Listen to and watch the playback for this webinar. View the slides here. Presenters: (Moderator) Damika Webb, J.D., Law Fellow, Center for Health Law Policy and Practice, Temple University Beasley School of Law, Caleb Banta-Green, Ph.D., M.P.H., […]
January 29, 2013
Gil Kerlikowske, Director of the US Office of National Drug Control Policy, gave a pre-recorded address to attendees to the 9th National Harm Reduction Conference held in Portland, OR in November 2012. This is a big deal – not long ago, the US government wouldn’t even allow the words harm reduction to be spoken. Now, […]
August 6, 2012
Harm Reduction Coalition Media Advisory For Immediate Release: August 3, 2012 Contact: Hilary McQuie 510-444-6969 x11 Bipartisan Federal Plan Proposed to Reduce National Overdose Epidemic Support Sought to Expand Take-Home Naloxone Prevention Community Programs Congresswoman Donna F. Edwards (D-MD), along with Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack (R-CA) and twenty-six other Members of Congress, introduced HR 6311: […]
May 17, 2012
Naloxone has been in the news more and more lately. Earlier this month, the FDA held a meeting to discuss what steps would be needed to increase access to naloxone nationally. While the road may be long until we see over-the-counter access for everyone who needs it, there is some really great momentum on the […]