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Building capacity with other organizations fuels and scales the harm reduction movement.

National Harm Reduction Coalition is committed to promoting education and engagement, and building power alongside communities affected by drug use and racialized drug policies.

Each year, we facilitate thousands of hours of training and workshops across the country to bring evidence-based harm reduction strategies to scale.

Our Collective Wisdom

Our team of trainers represents a breadth of professional and lived experience second to none. We’ve been sharing harm reduction strategies in partnership with community-based organizations, health departments, and coalitions for over 25 years.

Customized trainings tailored to your group

Interactive workshops to keep your team engaged

Courses created by passionate people with real experience

Entertaining, educational, and enlightening content informed by lived experiences

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Harm Reduction Training Topics

Our approach to training creates spaces for dialogue to explore values and cultural norms related to drug use and drug-related stigma.

Core training topics are built around evidence-based practices to equip providers to offer effective services for people who use drugs.

Foundations of Harm Reduction

Syringe Services Programs Best Practices

Overdose Prevention

Engaging with People Who Use Drugs

Understanding Drug-Related Stigma

Safer Drug Use

& Harm Reduction

Hepatitis C & Drug Use

Motivational Interviewing for People Who Use Drugs

Our Programs Know No Bounds

National Harm Reduction Coalition has homes in Manhattan and Oakland and a distributed national team. Our training team leads sessions from coast-to-coast, tailoring programs to your needs and schedule.

Open training sessions

We frequently offer open trainings for service providers and community members. View upcoming trainings.

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We offer customized webinars for remote teams. Book a training.

Online learning center

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Those Leading the Charge

Truly effective organizations and training are about soul and spirit, not just mission statements and work plans. Passionate, committed, and experienced in harm reduction and community-building, our trainers are at the core of what we do.

You’re Not in It Alone: Technical Assistance & Operational Support

Many harm reduction organizations have grown out of grassroots efforts: local leaders launching programs to keep those they love safe from harm. These community and regional groups often need additional resources and support to develop or update programming.

Our team will work closely with yours to develop the program that will best meet the unique needs of your community.

Ready to work together to grow your program, or tackle a new opportunity?

Harm Reduction Incubator

Are you an emerging harm reduction program that needs help building your operations and financial systems? The Harm Reduction Incubator offers structure and stability to a select number of harm reduction programs. If your current organization needs technical assistance around operations, financial, legal, communications, or program guidance, we may be able to help.

If you need support from the Harm Reduction Incubator, we invite you to join the waiting list.

Capacity Building In Action

We’re working with 32 organizations in Greater Appalachia to reduce the spread of Hepatitis C among people who use drugs in Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, and West Virginia. Learn more about how we’re using a $5.3M grant to fund 44 programs that are:

Educating the community about, and building support for, evidence-based harm reduction strategies

Providing new or expanded harm reduction services for people who inject drugs in this underserved community

Build Capacity. Start a Program.

Harm reduction programs are spreading across the country, but there are still many areas where people who use drugs do not have access to tools and programs that support their health and dignity.

From remote rural areas to densely-populated urban settings, we have coached communities across the country to launch and scale harm reduction programs that meet the needs of the people they love who use drugs.

If you want people who use drugs in your community to have access to life-saving harm reduction services, consider starting a harm reduction program.

Harm Reduction Needs You. Join the Movement.

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