What is Harm Reduction?
Harm reduction is a set of practical strategies and ideas aimed at saving lives and reducing negative consequences associated with drug use. Examples of harm reduction strategies include:
- Syringe services programs
- Access to fentanyl test strips
- Increased availability of naloxone
- Removal of barriers to treatment and medications for treatment
- Overdose prevention centers
Funding Resources & Opportunities
To support local health departments in identifying funding opportunities to support harm reduction and/or substance use disorder prevention activities, the grant scan resource below provides a summary of funding opportunities that are currently open. This resource will be updated on a weekly basis.
Grant Scan 11/24/2023
Grant Funding Webinar Series
- February 9, 2023: To Apply or Not to Apply, that is the Question: Effective Grant Seeking Strategies to Build Impactful Programs
- March 2, 2023: The Federal Grant “Giving Tree”: Successful Grant Seeking Strategies for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Grants
- March 23, 2023: How to Win Funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
- April 13, 2023: “If At First You Don’t Succeed, Try, Try Again”: Successful Strategies for Attaining Foundation Grants
Policy & Legislative Updates
Federal Policy Update NYSACHO 11/17/2023
2023 NYS Legislative End-of-Session Reports
- National Harm Reduction Coalition
- Training topics built around evidence-based practices to equip providers and communities to offer effective services for people who use drugs. Trainings can be offered in-person, virtually, and selected courses are available on-demand.
- In the Works Hub
- Harm reduction courses for communities supporting people who use drugs.
- OASAS Harm Reduction Office Hours
- Monthly discussions held on the fourth Thursday of every month. Select CEUs are offered for participating.