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Harm Reduction

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 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 1/20/2023

Policy & Legislative Updates

Federal Policy Update 1/20/2023

Training Resources

Miscellaneous Resources

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