Harm Reduction Coalition provides Capacity Building Services (CBS) and Policy/Advocacy Support for communities working to establish, expand or improve effectiveness of Syringe Access/Exchange Services. We provide free skills building trainings, mentoring & coaching, and technical consultations to health departments, community-based organizations and other community stake holders.
More recently we have provided support in the following area’s: Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, Alaska, New Jersey, Colorado and Nevada.
Getting started: For initial support you can contact the following staff:
|Policy/Advocacy||Capacity Building Services|
212 377 9121
Daniel’s experience ranges from direct service in syringe access to advocacy for drug user health and Hepatitis C treatment access. Currently, he works in collaboration with a broad range of local, state, and national agencies and community groups to ensure syringe access expansion, the advancement of viral hepatitis treatments, and the effectiveness of HIV prevention and care programming through sound public health policy.
Manager of Capacity Building Services
212 377 9131 or 501 202 3299
Emma is an experienced syringe access program manager and trainer who can provide guidance, technical assistance and training in relation to program start – up, core cultural competencies needed by program staff and engaging the local community including program participants, the wider community and law enforcement in program development
As part of getting started Emma and Daniel can also assist you with:
Syringe Access/Exchange Assessment
Provide and tailor surveys to assess community and agency readiness to engage with people who inject drugs and provide syringe access/exchange services.
Strategies on Policy/Advocacy and Community Organizing
Provide tailored strategy support to engage with community stakeholders and decision makers around syringe access/exchange, including:
- Strategy with legislative visits
- Provide data and other research to support syringe access/exchange implementation
- Media strategies
- Support to present/meet with community health boards and other community meetings
- Planning support for community awareness events
Best Practices on Syringe Access/Exchange
Provide tailored technical assistance to support syringe access/exchange implementation including:
- Reviewing Policy & Procedures and Regulations
- Logistical support with supplies
- Build staff/agency cultural competency to work with people who inject drugs
- Connecting programs to provide peer-to-peer support
Another useful tool available from Harm Reduction Coalition is our “Guide to Developing and Managing Syringe Access Programs”.
HIV Harm Reduction Navigator Core Competency Training
This intensive training prepares staff, volunteers and peers to work with people who inject drugs (PWID) and provide syringe access/exchange services.
- Harm Reduction Overview
- Syringe Access/Exchange Overview
- Outreach Skills Overview
- HIV & Hepatitis C Overview
- Overdose Prevention & Response Overview
- Boundaries & Disclosure
- Understanding Drug-related Stigma
- Safer Injecting & Wound Care
Tailored trainings include:
- Population specific (Youth, Sex Worker, etc)
- Topic related to PWID (Hep C, Housing, Case Management)
- Program Implementation/Expansion (Models of Syringe Access, Overdose Program Integration, Monitoring & Evaluation, etc)
All these services are provided in partnership with AIDS UNITED