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Wyoming

A Statewide Harm Reduction Initiative

Wyoming has an opportunity to reduce opioid overdose, hepatitis C, and HIV, by building community awareness and a network of harm reduction services for people who use drugs. Harm Reduction Coalition will be working in partnership with the Wyoming State Health Department to establish a network of providers across the state to build capacity and understanding of harm reduction approaches to drug-related harms.

Save the Date! Harm Reduction Coalition is Coming to Wyoming

Harm Reduction Coalition, in collaboration with the Wyoming Department of Health, will be hosting a series of three community meetings to explore what harm reduction services look or can look like in Wyoming and we want to hear from you! Join us for lunch and a conversation about how people in the community can support the health and well-being of people who use drugs, their family and loved ones.

These community meetings will be the official launch of a two year process through which Wyoming has an opportunity to reduce opioid overdose, hepatitis C, and HIV, by building community awareness and a network of harm reduction services for people who use drugs. Harm Reduction Coalition will be working in partnership with the Wyoming State Health Department to establish a network of providers across the state to build capacity and understanding of harm reduction approaches to drug-related harms.

Over the course of two years, we will:

  • Listen to people who use drugs to learn about needs and experiences related to drug use
  • Talk to providers to identify opportunities and barriers to expand services
  • Host convenings to offer education on harm reduction values, stigma, and community collaboration
  • Offer remote and in-person training and technical assistance on best practices and evidence-based strategies
  • Map out the service landscape to promote care coordination
  • Identify the structural, organizational, and community-level strategies and actions necessary to create supportive environments for harm reduction

At the end of 2020, we will have worked collective to establish a statewide harm reduction coalition that centers the voices of people impacted by drug use to build local leadership and support.

Are you in Wyoming and interested in being involved? Contact Tanagra Melgarejo, Capacity Building Services Manager on (787) 225-7944 or melgarejo [a] harmreduction.org

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