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Syringe Access Implementation Support for Indiana

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: Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, Alaska, New Jersey, Colorado and Nevada and we are now working with communities in Indiana.

Harm Reduction Coalition is pleased to be working in partnership with Indiana’s Project Cultivate to tailor support for health departments, service providers and other community members. This will include supporting a Harm Reduction Summit in Indiana September 2015

Getting started: For initial support you can contact the following staff:

Policy/Advocacy Capacity Building Services
Daniel Raymond
Policy Director
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.
Emma Roberts
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”.

Cover image: SAP ManualOnce you are ready to go we can provide more in-depth trainings and technical assistance such as:

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
Skills-Building Trainings

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 Project Cultivate.

Project Cultivate Indiana

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