NEW TOOLKIT! Harm Reduction is Healthcare: Sustainable Funding for Harm Reduction Programs
We created this toolkit because harm reduction programs are under-resourced and need additional funding — with the U.S. reaching 100,000 overdose deaths in the first year of the pandemic there is an urgent need for the healthcare system to fund work that is designed and driven by people who use drugs across the country.
National Harm Reduction Coalition, Vital Strategies, In The Works, and Anka Consulting partnered to produce the “Harm Reduction is Healthcare: Sustainable Funding for Harm Reduction Programs” toolkit because we’re committed to seeing harm reduction grow and thrive -- and there is a unique opportunity unlike ever before to pursue healthcare financing. We’ve been leaders of harm reduction programs and know how exhausting the deliverable treadmill and precarious public health dollars can be. Not only is it possible to pursue healthcare financing in a way that doesn’t burden community-based harm reduction organizations with administrative or billing logistics, but the healthcare systems need harm reduction programs to partner with to better close the gaps on the continuum of care. This toolkit was designed for leaders of harm reduction programs and was conceptualized with the input of harm reduction leaders across the country.