The best way to understand the effectiveness of harm reduction strategies and solutions is to look at the results of active harm reduction programs.

National Harm Reduction Coalition puts strategies and ideas into action in the real world to create measurable and dramatic change.

See how we’re transforming lives and communities together.

HepConnect Initiative: Responding to the Rise of Hepatitis C in Greater Appalachia

The single largest funding in history specifically for harm reduction programs.

Location

Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia

Partner

Gilead Sciences

Credit: Precision

Awarded $5.3 million in grants to 32 organizations for 44 projects to respond to the rise in hepatitis C rates in Greater Appalachia.

Faith in Harm Reduction: Faith-Based Leadership in Harm Reduction

The only program in the country dedicated to building capacity and mobilizing community at the intersection of harm reduction and faith-based organizing.

Location

National

Partner

Judson Memorial Church

Credit: Unknown

Worked with unions of people who use drugs and regional harm reduction programs to co-create community, advocacy, healing and justice events in 10 states

California Regional Efforts: Building on Our Roots for a Lifetime

Statewide training, technical assistance, and convenings to support leadership and connection between harm reduction programs and beyond

Location

California

Partners

California Syringe Exchange Programs (CASEP) coalition

Credit: Taeko Frost

Offering training and technical assistance to 50+ syringe service programs and counting

The DOPE Project: Saving Thousands of Lives Through Naloxone

The largest single-city overdose prevention and naloxone distribution program in the United States.

Location

San Francisco

Partner

A wide range of health organizations, researchers, and harm reduction groups

Credit: Taeko Frost

Trained more than 13,000 people in San Francisco alone to administer naloxone, reversing at least 1,500 overdoses each year.

New York Regional Efforts: Increasing Statewide Harm Reduction Capacity

Naloxone and syringe access, advocacy work and community outreach across New York

Location

New York

Partners

New York State Department of Health, HepCure, VOCAL-NY

Credit: Community

We spent thousands of hours writing curricula, training, and offering support to harm reduction organizations and beyond to create safe and supportive services for people who use drugs in New York

California Harm Reduction Initiative (CHRI): Funding Syringe Services Programs Statewide

Established by the California Budget Act of 2019 to strengthen substance use disorder response by supporting syringe services programs (SSPs)

Location

California

Partner

California Department of Public Health, Office of AIDS

Credit: Taeko Frost

$15.2 million in grants over three years to support the expansion of harm reduction across the state

Wyoming Statewide Initiative: Increasing Access in Rural Frontier States

Increasing access to services in rural frontier regions, beginning with a two-year statewide initiative in Wyoming

Location

Wyoming

Partner

Wyoming State Health Department

Credit: Taeko Frost

Building capacity among Wyoming community providers

Lighthouse Learning Collective: Creating Safer Spaces with LGB/TGNC+ People in New York

Bi-monthly collaboration sessions bring harm reduction and LGBQ/TGNC+ support organizations in New York City together.

Location

New York

Partner

New York City Department of Health

Credit: Dana & Nat

Promoting harm reduction values in LGBT/TGNC+ spaces and tools to talk about the intersection of drug use

COVID-19 Response: Harm Reduction Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

Real-time resources for people who use drugs and harm reduction program providers during the pandemic

Location

National

Partner

Higher Ground Harm Reduction, Reynolds Health Strategies, Vital Strategies

Rapid response to the needs of communities during a time of crisis

Know Overdose Campaign: Raising Overdose Awareness

Overdose awareness campaign led by people who use drugs in San Francisco in collaboration with The DOPE Project

Location

San Francisco, California

Partner

San Francisco’s real first responders; San Francisco Department of Public Health

Featured three types of campaign messages based on community guidance across five unique community settings

Crystal Meth & Black Latinx Blueprint Projects: Serving an Underserved Population

Tools and information to support men who have sex with men (MSM)

Location

Online

Partner

Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective (BEAM) and the Counter Narrative Project

Credit: Taeko Frost

Contextualizing the intersection of MSM and crystal meth use for providers to offer better care

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