Harm Reduction Coalition (HRC)

ECOSOC Status: None
Type: NGO working on Drugs
Address: 22 West 27th St, 5th Fl.
New York, New York 10001
Country: United States of America
Region: Northern America
Website: http://www.harmreduction.org
UN Languages: Spanish, English
Other languages:
   
Areas:
  • HIV/Aids
  • Counselling
  • Education
  • Prevention
  • Training
  • Drug Treatment

  • Other:'Human Rights, Health'
Short description:
The Harm Reduction Coalition is a (US) national advocacy and capacity-building organization that promotes the health and dignity of individuals and communities impacted by drug use. HRC advances policies and programs that help people address the adverse effects of drug use including overdose, HIV, hepatitis C, addiction, and incarceration. We recognize that the structures of social inequality impact the lives and options of affected communities differently, and work to uphold every individual's right to health and well-being, as well as in their competence to protect themselves, their loved ones, and their communities.


Achievements include: starting syringe exchange programs in various parts of the US. Providing capacity building around HCV and overdose prevention into organizations missions; raising government funding for new initiatives; developing programs for low-threshold Buprenorphine prescription.
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