Harm Reduction Hacks is a comprehensive microsite and resource to guide organizations developing new and/or existing syringe services programs in program design, implementation, and organizational sustainability.
Resources and Tools
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
This publication describes the recent trends of drug overdose deaths in the United States (U.S.) and the benefits of adopting harm reduction approaches.
This guide offers considerations for how state agency staff can develop and maintain an accessible, HIV and opioid use disorder (OUD) service inventory. This guide can be used by state agency HIV and OUD staff to:
Individuals who have HIV who also use drugs experience increased age-matched morbidity and mortality in comparison with those with HIV who do not use drugs.
This CDC report provides updated data related to HIV prevalence among people who inject drugs, documenting findings that underscore the need for low-barrier access to comprehensive and integrated needs-based syringe service programs for necessary prevention and
This tool aims to assist HIV primary care teams that work in a range of clinical settings to develop and provide enhanced integration of behavioral health (BH) services.
Transgender people and communities, including nonbinary people, have specific needs within harm reduction programs.
In recent years, the gap in the rate of opioid overdoses among Black and white Americans has narrowed significantly, with increases in Black mortality driven in part by the addition of synthetic opioids to other drugs.
This technical package, a collaborative effort between CDC and NASTAD, provides a broad framework as well as evidence-informed strategies and approaches to support the planning, design, implementation, and sustainability of new and existing syringe services programs (SSPs).