This publication describes the recent trends of drug overdose deaths in the United States (U.S.) and the benefits of adopting harm reduction approaches.
Resources and Tools
State Strategies in Action: Building Relationships with Your State Medicaid Agency to Support Peer Services
Interrupting Stigma: A Conceptual Map Depicting Stigma Pathways & Intervening Strategies at the Intersection of HIV and Opioid Use Disorder
Big Ideas: Improving the Health of People Who Use Drugs and People in Recovery is Essential for Ending the HIV Epidemic
Syringe Services Programs: A Technical Package of Effective Strategies and Approaches for Planning, Design and Implementation
Webinar Companion Guide: Strengthening Systems of Care: Supporting People with HIV and Opioid Use Disorder following Incarceration
HIV Infection and HIV-Associated Behaviors Among Persons Who Inject Drugs — 23 Metropolitan Statistical Areas, United States, 2018
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
Transgender people and communities, including nonbinary people, have specific needs within harm reduction programs.
Promoting Equity in Access to Opioid Use Disorder Treatments and Supports: A Focus on Black Communities
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 virtual session summary describes key takeaways from the August 2020 Let's Talk about SSPs as Essential Services conversation.