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12th National Harm Reduction Conference

April 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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Repealing hope: call today to protect health care!

March 22, 2017

The House of Representatives is voting on the American Health Care Act (AHCA) tomorrow! This disastrous bill would eviscerate crucial health care access provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Medicaid. The ACHA would result in 24 million Americans, including many suffering under the overdose crisis, to lose access to care and substance use […]

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Looking to the Past for the Future of Harm Reduction: The Black Panthers

February 27, 2017


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ACTION ALERT: No Drug Testing for Unemployment Benefits

February 15, 2017

Congress is scheduled to vote today, February 15th, on a resolution (H.J. Res 42) that would expand State’s ability to drug test residents who apply for unemployment insurance. If this resolution were to pass, it would be the first step by Congress toward undoing federal restrictions on states conditioning receipt of unemployment and other forms […]

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Remembering Don McVinney: A Harm Reduction Pioneer

December 21, 2016

Beloved Harm Reduction community we’ve lost another member of our family. Last night Don McVinney, a pioneer of the harm reduction movement, was found by a close friend who hadn’t heard from him for a couple of days. Don had been battling major health issues that had him in the ICU earlier this year and […]

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No Turning Back

December 1, 2016

On World AIDS Day, Harm Reduction Coalition Commits to Forging Unity in Shared Values to Support People Who Use Drugs Harm Reduction Coalition calls for unity on World AIDS Day to advance and defend our shared values: a commitment to affirming the lives and dignity of people who use drugs by promoting health, respect and […]

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Transgender Day of Remembrance

November 20, 2016

November 20th is Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR), a day to memorialize trans people who have died from transphobic violence and other intersecting forms of oppression and marginalization. According to the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) report on LGBTQ and HIV-affected Hate Violence, 16 transgender and gender non-conforming people were killed in 2015 in the United […]

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Demand Access

November 17, 2016

DEMAND ACCESS FOR THOSE AMONG US WHOM SOCIETY CASTS OUT! Earlier this month, over 1,500 of us gathered in San Diego to demand access. We demanded access to naloxone, sterile syringes, consumption facilities, HCV treatment, evidence-based drug treatment, human rights, social justice and so much more…  

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Landmark Surgeon General Report Endorses Harm Reduction

November 17, 2016


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Moving Forward with the Future of Harm Reduction

November 10, 2016

Dearest Harm Reduction Community, More than 1,500 of us convened last week in San Diego for the 11th National Harm Reduction Conference. It was our biggest conference ever and a testament to our growing movement. Each session and panel invoked the spirit of harm reduction—unabashed love, support, and advocacy for those among us whom society […]

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