Our Collective Impact
National Harm Reduction Coalition aims to build capacity for evidence-based harm reduction strategies and cultivate leadership among people who use drugs. We know that our collective impact is strongest when people who are directly affected by the War on Drugs are at the center.
We meet communities where they’re at to build supportive environments for harm reduction programs and people who use drugs.
Work that Makes a Difference
Whether advocating on Capitol Hill, training people on the basic principles of harm reduction, or convening thousands of people from all over the world — we’re focused on bringing harm reduction strategies to scale.
This is how we make a difference.
Syringe Access Implementation
Training & Capacity Building
Policy & Advocacy
Our 2019 Harm Reduction Wins
2019 marked our 25th year standing up for the rights and wellbeing of people who use drugs. We celebrated a few major victories and many local wins.
1000’s of hours of in-person training in 36 states
Awarded $5.3M in grants to 42 projects in 5 states (IN, KY, WV, TN, NC) through our new HepConnect initiative
Launched a citywide campaign in San Francisco to educate the community about the real first responders to the overdose crisis - people who use drugs
Trained two cohorts of peer educators to bring harm reduction education and resources to their New York neighborhoods
Co-organized a statewide coalition with Drug Policy Alliance, people who use drugs, syringe service program providers, and other advocates to win more than $15M for syringe service programs in California
Partnered with ED-BRIDGE to expand 24/7 buprenorphine access to 52 hospital sites in California
Co-created power building, advocacy, healing, and justice through Faith in Harm Reduction events in 10 states
Participated in advocacy efforts responsible for major syringe access victories in 3 states
Gained the support of 65 Harm Reduction Champions - a new community of monthly donors dedicated to advancing our mission
Harm Reduction Work in Action
It’s easy to see the effectiveness of harm reduction programs when you look at the impact of regional and community projects. Witness some of our work in action.