New York Regional Initiatives
Statewide Harm Reduction Initiatives for New York Communities
New York is home to our east coast office. Our regional hub allows us to support harm reduction programs in rural and urban communities across the state.
National Harm Reduction Coalition provides programming, training, advocacy, and policy throughout New York. We’re working to ensure that people who use drugs and/or engage in sex work have access to the resources they need to support their health and dignity.
New York Training Institute
We offer comprehensive and practical education and capacity-building for community-based organizations, health departments, and coalitions, small teams and individuals in New York.
- 13Substance Use 101 — Depressants3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
This webinar will review basic information about depressant use with a focus on why people use depressants, how they impact a person, and harm reduction and drug treatment options. The training will provide an overview of commonly used depressants and explain what they look like, how much they cost, how they a, ...
- 14Pregnancy and Substance Use Office Hours: Toolkit Launch4:00 pm - 5:30 pmJoin us to celebrate the launch of Pregnancy and Substance Use: A Harm Reduction Toolkit (bit.ly/hrpregnancy)! APHR, NHRC, and toolkit collaborators and supporters will discuss the importance of this resource across the movement. This is the first webinar in a series of four, including Birth Workers Session (Oct 21st , ...
- 15#HarmRedNow Opening Plenary10:00 am - 11:30 amDuring this opening plenary, we want to be in community together to engage in conversation and reflection about what means to decolonize harm reduction and how it is connected to accountability and atonement within our movement. We will be joined in this reflexive conversation by:
- Host: Monique Tula, Executive
- 20Harm Reduction Support Following an Opioid Overdose Reversal — Part 13:00 pm - 5:00 pm
This two-part course will provide health and human service providers with a comprehensive overview of harm reduction support for individuals who have experienced a reversal of an opioid overdose. These courses will review the factors that place a person at risk for overdose and strategies for reducing the risk of futu, ...
- 21Stigma and Boundaries for People Who Use Drugs3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
This 2-hour webinar will introduce the concepts of social inequalities faced by people who use drugs, the stigma they experience, and how this impacts their ability to access services. Workshop participants are provided the opportunity to explore how current and former substance users experience the impact of stigm, ...Pregnancy and Substance Use Office Hours: Birth Workers Session4:00 pm - 5:30 pmThis panel will highlight how Pregnancy and Substance Use: A Harm Reduction Toolkit (bit.ly/hrpregnancy) can enhance the work of birth workers, including the doula community. This is the second webinar in a series of four, followed by Programs on the Ground (Oct 28th, 4:30-6:00 pm ET) and finally Reckoning with the D , ...
- 22Hepatitis C Basics3:00 pm - 5:00 pmThis one-day training will offer peer workers information about hepatitis C and will cover basic facts about hepatitis A and B. As a result of this training, participants will be able to:
- Recall basic facts about the who is affected by hepatitis C in New York State
- Recall basic facts about the functions of t
- 27Harm Reduction Support Following an Opioid Overdose Reversal — Part 23:00 pm - 5:00 pm
This two-part course will provide health and human service providers with a comprehensive overview of harm reduction support for with individuals who have experienced reversal of an opioid overdose. These courses will review the factors that place a person at risk for overdose and strategies for reducing the risk of, ...
- 28Stigma, COVID-19 and the Impact on Marginalized Communities — Part 13:00 pm - 5:00 pmThis 2 -hour virtual panel discussion is the FIRST of a TWO PART series examining the impact of stigma and COVID-19 on marginalized communities. The first part of the series will feature leaders of the largest harm reduction policy organizations in New York and the nation as well as representatives from New York City D , ...Pregnancy and Substance Use Office Hours: Programs On the Ground4:30 pm - 6:00 pmJoin us to hear from the badass harm reductionists on the ground working with (and as) parenting and pregnant people who use drugs. This session will highlight folks centering the health and dignity of people who use drugs and discuss how Pregnancy and Substance Use: A Harm Reduction Toolkit (bit.ly/hrpregnancy) can be , ...
Peer Foundational Training Series
Our organization was created by people who use drugs for people who use drugs. We have a long history of creating training and technical assistance with and for people with lived experience of using drugs and doing sex work. We work closely with those experiencing a range of intersecting discrimination that is exacerbated by drug-related stigma, for example, LGB/TNGC+ folks, People of Color, and People Living With HIV.
These training and skill-building sessions are aimed at helping people with lived experience elevate their leadership in this movement.
Syringe Service Programs in New York City
There are over a dozen syringe service programs in New York City that offer free sterile syringes and injection supplies to people who use drugs. If you’re looking for sterile syringes in New York, check out the IDUHA syringe exchange map for a program near you.
It’s Time to End the Overdose Crisis in New York
Harm reduction is the answer to ending overdose. We’ve partnered with End Overdose NY to advocate for policy recommendations that support evidence-based harm reduction programs throughout New York.
We’re working to:
Increase access to naloxone and medications for opioid use disorder
Promote awareness about fentanyl, and how to use safely if it’s in a drug supply
Educate communities about harm reduction strategies, including supervised consumption services
Lighthouse Learning Collective: Safe Havens for the LGB/TGNC+ Community
The Learning Lighthouse Collective creates space for strategy, support, and resources for LGB/TGNC+ people who use drugs. Bringing together harm reduction organizations and those that serve the LGB/TGNC+ community, we hope to reimagine what safety and care can look like for this community.
Decriminalize, Decarcerate, and Destigmatize Sex Trades
We are proud members of Decrim NY. This coalition of 20+ groups advocates to shape New York City and State policy and public opinion around people in the sex trades. Decrim NY seeks to decriminalize, decarcertate and destigmatize sex work.
Start a Harm Reduction Program
Even though New York is no stranger to harm reduction, many communities still don’t have access to these life-saving programs. If you want to support the health of people who use drugs in your community, consider implementing a harm reduction program.