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

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Awarded $5.3M in grants to 42 projects in 5 states (IN, KY, WV, TN, NC) through our new HepConnect initiative

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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

a group of NHRC staff smiling together in front of a Vocal New York backdrop. Credit: Community

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

photo of Savannah, Jenna, and Taeko smiling together Credit: Taeko Frost

Partnered with ED-BRIDGE to expand 24/7 buprenorphine access to 52 hospital sites in California

Credit: Taeko Frost

Co-created power building, advocacy, healing, and justice through Faith in Harm Reduction events in 10 states

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Participated in advocacy efforts responsible for major syringe access victories in 3 states

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Gained the support of 65 Harm Reduction Champions - a new community of monthly donors dedicated to advancing our mission

Credit: Corinne Green

For more highlights, check out our full 2019 Annual Impact Report.

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