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Self-Preservation as an Act of Political Warfare

August 15, 2017

Dear harm reduction family, What happened in Charlottesville is deeply troubling and we’re all affected. Each of us may be carrying feelings that range from denial that last weekend’s events aren’t much more than an isolated event, to believing that we are on the precipice of civil war, to a personal sense of betrayal. But […]

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Words Need to be Accompanied by Actions

August 10, 2017

Statement on Declaration of Emergency on Opioid Crisis

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The Slow Unraveling of Compassion

August 9, 2017

Yesterday President Trump held a press briefing about the opioid crisis. Consistent with his demeanor in other press conferences, he read a prepared statement peppered with off-script elaborations. After thanking HHS Secretary Price for his “work addressing opioid, heroin, and meth-am-phetamine problem in this country,” he went on to say “it’s a tremendous problem and […]

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Harm Reduction Coalition Calls for Removal of Legal Barriers in Response to Successful Trial of An Unsanctioned Supervised Injection Facility in US

August 8, 2017

August 8th, 2017 For immediate release Contact: Daniel Raymond, Harm Reduction Coalition (212) 377-9121 raymond@harmreduction.org Scientific research published today in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine  on one of the first unsanctioned supervised injecting facilities in the country highlights the public health and community safety benefits of safer drug consumption services (SCS). In response to […]

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New York State Launches Naloxone Co-pay Assistance Program

August 7, 2017

As overdose deaths increase, state health department reduces financial barriers to overdose reversal drug August 7th, 2017 For immediate release Contact:  Dr. Sharon Stancliff, Medical Director, Harm Reduction Coalition  (212) 377-9127 stancliff@harmreduction.org Harm Reduction Coalition applauds the New York State Health Department’s leadership in improving access to the overdose reversal drug naloxone. As overdose deaths […]

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12th National Harm Reduction Conference

August 7, 2017

SAVE THE DATE! The 12th National Harm Reduction Conference will be held in New Orleans, LA, October 18-21, 2018.

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New York State 2017 August Overdose Awareness and Action Month

August 4, 2017

In August we are promoting events across New York all month long to address the significant increases in overdose deaths in the past year. We will be ending the month on August 31st, International Overdose Awareness Day, with a protest funeral march starting at Harm Reduction Coalition. Memorial and Funeral Procession March to NYC Morgue […]

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World Hepatitis Day, Everyone Deserves the Cure

July 28, 2017

Today, Harm Reduction Coalition and public health advocates around the United States are celebrating the demise of the Senate Republicans attempts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.  It is fitting that the nail in the coffin for healthcare reform came in the first hours of today, World Hepatitis Day. The Affordable Care Act […]

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After the Storm

July 28, 2017

In a late night vote, our allies in the Senate were successful in blocking the legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act, putting an end for now to months of attacks by the Trump Administration and Congressional Republicans on the fundamental right to health care. This defeat would not have been possible without an extensive […]

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Trans Rights is a Harm Reduction Issue

July 27, 2017

STANDING IN SOLIDARITY WITH TRANS PEOPLE

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