This guide speaks with patients who use drugs about harm reduction strategies such as safe injection tips, HIV prevention and prophylaxis, and naloxone to treat opioid overdose. It is one of the protocols and tools developed for Oregon Health & Science University’s Improving Addiction Care Team (IMPACT) program, which provides addiction medicine consultations to patients treated in the hospital who have a diagnosis of substance use disorder.
The Harm Reduction Coalition spoke to diverse group of people who use drugs in San Francisco to inform a public health campaign the City planned to raise awareness about risks associated with fentanyl and the use of naloxone to treat opioid overdose.
This is the website for Arizona’s public health excellence in law enforcement award. The website includes criteria for the award, instructions on how to apply, a list of law enforcement agencies who have been recognized through the program, and links to naloxone policies and procedures from recognized law enforcement agencies.
As part of Arizona’s enhanced opioid data surveillance program, Arizona’s Department of Health Services operates an excellence in law enforcement recognition program. The program recognizes law enforcement agencies that establish naloxone administrative programs and submit their opioid incident data to the on-line reporting portal.
This 6 minute video shows a patient provider conversation about naloxone and how to prevent opioid overdose for people with opioid use disorders. It features a woman who has completed treatment and is on methadone as part of her treatment plan. The conversation covers the higher risks of
The website Prescribe to Prevent was created by a group of prescribers, pharmacists, public health workers, lawyers and researchers to increase the prescribing and dispensing of naloxone kits to prevent overdose deaths. The website offers patient education materials, free online continuing medical education, and specific
This website for the North American Syringe Exchange Network provides an interactive map that allows users to locate syringe exchange programs (SEPs). Part of the Dave Purchase Initiative which helps SEPs collectively purchase supplies and provides financial support for establishing SEPs. Funding Source: Various grants and donations.
This patient education guide was written to help people who use drugs access safe and quality health care. It provides information about the importance of seeking health care when appropriate, provides tips on finding a good health care provider or clinic, how to prepare for healthcare visits,
A Spanish language patient education guide to prevention and treatment of hepatitis C infection for persons who inject drugs from the Harm Reduction Coalition. The guide provides information about hepatitis C, how it affects a patient’s health, how to be tested for the virus, and important considerations for treatment.
A patient education guide to prevention and treatment of hepatitis C infection for persons who inject drugs from the Harm Reduction Coalition. The guide provides information about hepatitis C, how it affects a patient’s health, how to be tested for the virus, and important considerations for treatment.