Amelia Hoge, PAHRC Digital Engagement Coordinator

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Amelia Hoge is a person in long-term recovery, entrepreneur, and the Digital Engagement Coordinator for the Pennsylvania Harm Reduction Coalition (PAHRC). She has a professional background in digital marketing, social media, copywriting, business development, and coaching. Amelia is also a certified life coach with a private coaching practice and she currently serves as a lead coach for Inner Glow Circle, an internationally accredited coach training company. Amelia has merged her holistic background in coaching, business and marketing with her passion for harm reduction, policy and advocacy to support PAHRC through various digital engagement and marketing initiatives.


  • Southeastern PA Treatment Overdose Prevention Seminar

    This seminar is specifically geared towards clinical directors, medical directors, and key decision makers in the treatment field.

    Individuals that complete treatment for opioid use disorder are champions. They are also at increased risk for returning to drug use, overdose, and death.

    In collaboration with the Pennsylvania Harm Reduction Coalition, Philadelphia Department of Public Health and Caron Treatment Centers, this seminar will equip treatment providers with the necessary skills & education to implement overdose prevention strategies within their addiction treatment programs.

    Participants will leave with high impact practical strategies in the following areas:  

    • Substance use disorder treatment strategies that integrate harm reduction principles 
    • Overdose prevention strategies
    • Naloxone education and distribution to clients and family members 

    This collaborative strategy based on science and real world challenges is an important part of the solution to our current crisis, and we hope you will pave the way with us by registering below!

    Agenda TBA & lunch will be provided.

    WHEN
    September 12, 2019 at 10am
    WHERE
    Philadelphia County Medical Society
    2100 Spring Garden St
    Philadelphia, PA 19130
    United States
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    $35.00 USD · 5 rsvps rsvp

  • Treatment Overdose Prevention (TOP) Campaign

    Latest Update: Our first TOP Seminar is taking place on September 12th, 2019 at the Philadelphia County Medical Society. Follow this link for more details & to register.

    At the Pennsylvania Harm Reduction Coalition, we believe everyone deserves professional evidence-based care that is sensitive to the needs of the individual and the reality of the current drug supply. Individuals with opioid use disorder or those who use opioids, along with those recently released from treatment programs, are at highest risk of overdose. To mitigate risk in these populations, we are introducing the Treatment Overdose Prevention (TOP) Campaign. TOP faces the overdose crisis head on and delivers overdose prevention education, training, and naloxone distribution to those who need it most.

    In 2018, almost 70,000 Americans died from a drug overdose, and among those two thirds were associated with opioids. In Pennsylvania, we have the third highest rate of drug overdose deaths in the country — and a rate that is twice the national average. Our overdose death public health crisis is directly related to the increased use of illicit, short acting, and high potency fentanyl. The good news is that we have naloxone, an effective evidence based harm reduction medication that prevents overdose deaths.

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  • published Agenda in Statewide Conference 2019-07-09 08:22:23 -0400

    Keynote Speakers

    Monique Tula is the Executive Director of Harm Reduction Coalition, a national advocacy and capacity-building organization that promotes the health and dignity of people affected by drug use. Previously, she was the Vice President of Programs with AIDS United where she oversaw the grant-making and technical assistance portfolios. With more than 20 years of experience in the non-profit sector, Ms. Tula has devoted her career to harm reduction advocacy and infrastructure development of community-based organizations.

    Brandon Marshall, PhD is an an Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the Brown University School of Public Health whose research focuses on substance use epidemiology, infectious diseases, and the social, environmental, and structural determinants of health of urban populations. Dr. Marshall is the Principal Investigator of multiple NIH-funded projects, including the Rhode Island Young Adult Prescription and Injection Drug Use Study (RAPIDS). As the Scientific Director of PreventOverdoseRI, Rhode Island's drug overdose surveillance and information dashboard, Dr. Marshall works closely with the Rhode Island Department of Health to track, measure, and evaluate efforts to address the state's opioid overdose epidemic. He is the inaugural recipient of the National Institute on Drug Abuse "Avenir" award, which supports TITAN, a research program using agent-based modeling to investigate HIV transmission dynamics among people who use drugs. Dr. Marshall is also involved in a number of other NIH and CIHR-funded cohort studies of people who inject drugs, street-involved youth, and men who have sex with men. He serves as an Associate Editor (Public Health & Epidemiology) of the International Journal of Drug Policy and has authored or co-authored over 140 peer-reviewed publications and two book chapters.

    Sheila P Vakharia, PhD, MSW is a Researcher in the Office of Academic Engagement for the Drug Policy Alliance. In that role, she helps DPA staff and others understand a range of drug policy issues while also responding to new studies with critiques and analysis. She plans conferences and convenings on cutting edge issues in the area of drugs, drug research, and harm reduction. Additionally, she is responsible for cultivating relationships with researchers from a wide range of disciplines aligned with DPA’s policy interests and working to mobilize academics in service of DPA policy campaigns.

     


    Medical Track Sessions

    • Providing Low Threshold Treatment For Opioid Use Disorder In Encampments, Lessons Learned From The Street
      Presenters: Andrew Chelius, David Harvey
    • HCV management for addiction providers
      Presenter: Stacey Trooskin
    • Implementation evaluation of a group-based MAT program in an FQHC: Perspective of staff and patients
      Presenters: Lara Weinstein, Robin Debates, Alexis Silverio
    • Increasing treatment for patients with opioid use disorder in the emergency department: the evolution of a peer-led model
      Presenters: Julie Dees, Davis Hermann, Nicole O'Donnell
    • Creating a Continuum of Harm Reduction Focused Housing to Meet the Needs of People who Use Drugs
      Presenters: Dale Tippet, Megan Abrams

    Clinical Track Sessions

    • Innovations in Pharmacotherapy: Recovery Community Center - Office Based Opioid Treatment Programs
      Presenter: Robert D. Ashford
    • Methadone maintenance therapy: building on its proven past to enhance the future of harm reduction through creative, effective partnerships
      Presenters: Stuart Fisk, Chris Johnston, Jason Snyder
    • Housing First & Harm Reduction: Fundamental Rights Hand-in-Hand
      Presenters: Matt Tice, Jeff Jackson
    • What do we want? Therapy?  When do we want it? Now? On site therapy services in a harm reduction residential housing program
      Presenters: Dana Davis, Mary Hawk
    • Harm Reduction as a Treatment
      Presenters: Kevin Moore, Trisha Acri

    Community Track Sessions

    • Healthy MOMs means healthy families: A community-based integrated program for pregnant and parenting women with OUD
      Presenters: Kielty Turner, Maria Montoro Edwards, Barbara Durkin
    • Promoting health and safety in the nightlife community through peer drug education
      Presenters: Jessica Lipkin, Rae Elkasabany
    • The Power of Stories for Stigma Elimination and Community Organizing
      Presenters: Madison Miller, Erin Bergner
    • Rx Awareness Campaign: Developing effective resources to increase awareness about the dangers of prescription opioids
      Presenters: LeShaundra Cordier, Brittany Curtis
    • How to Make the Perfect Cup of Coffee: How to run a 7 day a week drop-in center
      Presenters: Kerri Hartnett
    • Pennsylvania County-Level Vulnerability Assessment: Predicting HIV/Hepatitis C Outbreaks in Pennsylvania
      Presenters: Lauren Orkis
    • How to Make a HERO: Lessons Learned from an Academic-Grassroots Advocacy Building Partnership
      Presenters: Mary Hawk, Devin Reaves, Michael Mallon

    Special Panel Guests (Day 1)

    Kassandra Frederique is New York State Director at the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA). Frederique previously ran the day-to-day operations of the statewide campaign to end New York’s racially biased marijuana arrests, which cut the number of NYC marijuana arrests in half. Frederique also represented DPA as a member of Communities United for Police Reform, which focused on addressing Stop & Frisk and broader police reform/accountability measures bridging the gap between the War on Drugs and policing. In addition to working for policy solutions to reduce the harms associated with drug use, Frederique works with communities throughout the state to address and resolve the collateral consequences of the War on Drugs – state violence. As a co-author of Blueprint for a Public Health and Safety Approach to Drug Policy and as technical advisor to Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick’s The Ithaca Plan, Frederique cultivates and mobilizes powerful coalitions in communities devastated by drug misuse and drug criminalization to develop municipal strategies to foster healthier and safer communities.

    Tom Hill, MSW, joined the National Council for Behavioral Health in March 2017 as Vice President of Practice Improvement. Mr. Hill previously served as a Presidential Appointee in the position of Senior Advisor on Addiction and Recovery to the SAMHSA Administrator. As part of this post, he initially served as Acting Director of the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Hill was a Senior Associate at Altarum Institute, serving as Technical Assistance Director for a number of SAMHSA treatment and recovery support grant initiatives. He also served for four years as Director of Programs at Faces & Voices of Recovery.

    Margaret Jarvis, MD, is the Medical Director of Marworth, the chemical dependency treatment center in the Geisinger Health System. She is an active member of American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), serving as secretary to the board of directors, and head of the Quality Improvement Council. She works on the Exam Writing Committee for the American Board of Addiction Medicine. In her role with the Quality Improvement Council, Dr. Jarvis recently helped to author ASAM’s Guideline on the Use of Medications in the Treatment of Addiction Involving Opioid Use.

    Special Panel Guests (Day 2)

    Secretaries Jen Smith (Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs), Meg Snead (Secretary of Policy and Planning), and Dr. Rachel Levine

    Jennifer (Jen) Smith was appointed Secretary of Drug and Alcohol Programs in March 2018. Prior to this, she served as Acting Secretary and before that as Deputy Secretary for the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP).

    Meg Snead assumed the role of the governor’s secretary of policy and planning in December 2018. Most recently, Meg served as a deputy policy secretary liaising on all policy development between the Governor’s Office and the policy offices at the departments of Health, Human Services, Insurance, Drug and Alcohol Programs, and Aging.

    Dr. Levine is an expert in pediatrics and psychiatry. While at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Dr. Levine led the initiation of a Division of Adolescent Medicine for the care of complex teens with medical and psychological problems.


  • published Careers in Internships 2019-04-09 14:52:51 -0400

    Careers at the Pennsylvania Harm Reduction Coalition

    Open Positions:

    We currently do not have any open positions. We will update this page as opportunities become available. In the meantime, you are always welcome to email your Resume & Cover Letter to devin@paharmreduction.org if you would like us to keep you in mind for future opportunities!


  • published training 2019-04-07 21:58:39 -0400

    Harm Reduction Training Initiative

    A key piece of our mission here at the Pennsylvania Harm Reduction Coalition (PAHRC) is to educate others and provide solutions around the topics of substance use disorder, harm reduction, advocacy, recovery, medication-assisted recovery, social inequality, and the war on drugs.

    With the support of our Executive Director Devin Reaves, PAHRC has developed a harm reduction training initiative to help us further our mission to help professionals and community members make strides towards positive change in the keystone state. Our experienced trainers have facilitated trainings for a wide range of groups including law enforcement, healthcare professionals, social workers, lawyers, judges, parents, peer advocates, teens, college students, and more.



    Some of our recent trainings include:
    Community Advocacy Trainings
    Harm Reduction for Recovery Coaches
    Harm Reduction in Treatment Settings
    Public Health Response to Overdose Crisis for Law Enforcement


    More about Devin Reaves:

    Devin brings in years of experience and a wealth of knowledge into the trainings he designs for PAHRC. Since graduating with a Master of Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania in 2013, Devin has presented at conferences and delivered multiple keynotes on a variety of topics including utilizing psychopharmacology for opioid use disorder, harm reduction, the multiple pathways to recovery from substance use disorder, and structural racism and its effects on health care. He has also done corporate training since 2012 while working with Red Kite Project, training new employees and senior staff at SEPTA on cultural competency, de-escalation techniques and customer service. His facilitation style has been influenced by many teachers and methodologies, making the training curriculum he builds for PAHRC to be creative, interactive and impactful.

    Devin has a way of capturing his audience unlike many others in the field. He engages you directly and brings you into the conversation. He's experienced in and educated on a variety of critical issues affecting individuals in communities around the country. He's highly regarded and makes for an excellent choice for a number of different speaking engagements.
    -
    Tim Rabolt, Executive Director, Association of Recovery in Higher Education (ARHE)


    Please submit a request if you are interested in working with PAHRC to organize a training for your community/organization. We can't wait to hear from you!




  • published Internships 2019-04-09 15:26:22 -0400

    Internships at the Pennsylvania Harm Reduction Coalition

    We here at the Pennsylvania Harm Reduction Coalition believe that internships are invaluable experiences for both the students and our organization. We hope to give interns the opportunity to be exposed to real life experiences doing public health, advocacy, and learning the inner workings of non-profit work.

    About us

    The Pennsylvania Harm Reduction Coalition (PAHRC) is a collaboration between various organizations including treatment providers, harm reduction programs, medical entities, social service agencies, academia, criminal justice reform projects, activists, and ordinary people.

    The mission of PAHRC is to promote the health, dignity, and human rights of individuals who use drugs and communities impacted by drug use. Recognizing that social inequity, criminalization, and stigma silence those affected most, we advocate for policies that improve the quality of life for people who use drugs, people in recovery, and their communities.

    Internship Program

    We’re seeking passionate and hardworking interns to help us further our mission here at the Pennsylvania Harm Reduction Coalition. This internship is an unpaid, remote position and we accept interns each semester: Summer, Fall, and Spring. Dates and deadlines for 2019-2020 is listed below.

    Before the start of the internship, we will be having an internship orientation day. Dates to be determined based on the semester you’re applying for.

    Interns will receive training and support for their professional growth and development and they will have the opportunity to work closely with our team and executive director in one or more of the following areas:

    Public Health/Social Work/Public Policy:

    • Advocacy - Assisting in PAHRC’s harm reduction advocacy efforts including grassroots organizing, legislative advocacy, and assisting in the creation of materials, blog posts, and presentations.
    • Policy - Assisting in campaigning initiatives, political communications, and advocacy for progressive harm reduction policies.
    • Program Planning & Development - Assisting in the planning and execution of events and organizational development efforts

    Marketing/Digital Engagement:

    • Marketing - Assisting in the planning & development of digital marketing campaigns for a wide range of projects such as our HERO Initiative, our TOP Campaign, Law Enforcement trainings, and our Statewide Conference.
    • Digital Advocacy & Communications - Creating content for email blasts & digital campaigns
    • Social Media & Content Strategy - Generating ideas for social media content, as well as scheduling out posts via Buffer
    • Website & CRM Management: Supporting our website & database management activities through our NationBuilder software.
    • Optional skills: We are currently seeking someone with experience in video editing for social media.

    Qualifications

    Ideal candidates should have:

    • Relevant experience or education in the area you are applying for
    • Experience in or a strong passion for harm reduction
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Ability to multi-task & manage priorities in a fast-paced work environment
    • Ability to work flexible hours and exceptional time-management skills
    • Since this is a remote position, self-discipline with an ability to meet deadlines on your own is crucial

    How to apply

    • To apply for the Public Health/Social Work/Public Policy internship, please submit a one-page cover letter and your Resume/CV to devin@paharmreduction.org.
    • To apply for the Marketing/Digital Engagement internship, please submit a one-page cover letter and your Resume/CV to amelia@paharmreduction.org.

    We strongly encourage people with lived experience of substance use, incarceration, homelessness, and/or sex work; people of color, women, and members of the LGBTQIA+ communities; and people living with HIV/AIDS and/or hepatitis C to apply for internships with us.

    Dates and Deadlines

    • Fall 2019:
      Application deadline: July 26th, 2019
      Interviews conducted: Between August 1st-9th
      Selections and notifications: August 12th

    • Spring 2020:
      Application deadline: November 23rd, 2019
      Interviews conducted: Between December 1st-10th
      Selections and notifications: December 15th

  • published HERO Initiative in Get Involved 2019-02-10 16:11:34 -0500

    Welcome to our H.E.R.O. Initiative!

    As the current overdose crisis continues to ravage our communities it is critical that we unite our voices - those of us who are students, who are in public health or helping professions, or who are personally affected by the opioid epidemic. Together we can use our voices, skills, & education to influence policy and save lives!

    The Pennsylvania Harm Reduction Coalition is looking to better organize our existing base of volunteers, people in recovery, and individuals passionate about ending the overdose epidemic into regional advocacy teams in an effort to better educate legislators and local policy makers on the most effective and compassionate responses to the opioid epidemic.

    Through our HERO Initiative, we will be holding advocacy trainings across the state to provide attendees with actionable steps to advocate for policy change and the skills to be part of helping to enact progressive change in the Keystone State.

    • Gain knowledge on the basics of harm reduction and what is meant by spectrum of recovery
    • Discover how a bill is made and what that means for policy advocacy
    • Demystify and the process of interacting with elected officials. Find out about the different ways to initiate a conversation and increase confidence in those exchanges
    • Learn how to craft your story and gain the necessary talking points for a successful visit with your elected officials

    Join us by becoming a HERO in your community!

       

     


  • published Get Involved 2019-01-30 12:42:31 -0500

    Engage. Empower. Heal.

    Images of eventsAs outlined in our mission statement, the Pennsylvania Harm Reduction Coalition actively works to empower individuals impacted by harms associated with substance misuse and related disorders, to become agents of change within their communities.

    We encourage individuals and organizations to get involved with PAHRC by signing up to become advocates and by joining our current campaigns.


  • published Monthly Stakeholder Call in Get Involved 2019-01-29 14:50:20 -0500

    Monthly Stakeholder Call

    You are invited to join our monthly harm reduction teleconference held on the last Thursday of every month. It is designed to engage continued collaboration amongst those in harm reduction organizations across Pennsylvania or those with an interest in being part of the harm reduction movement.

    RSVP to an upcoming session below!

    See all events

  • published Our Team 2019-01-24 10:38:34 -0500

    Our Team at the Pennsylvania Harm Reduction Coalition

     

    Devin Reaves, Executive Director & Co-Founder

    Devin is a person living in recovery since 2007.  He is a community organizer and grassroots advocacy leader. Devin has worked on the expansion of access to the lifesaving medication Naloxone, implantation of 911 Good Samaritan policies, and the development of youth oriented systems. He wants to build constituencies of consequence that will lead to meaningful public health policy changes around substance use disorders. Devin is the co-founder and Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Harm Reduction Coalition (PAHRC).

    The mission of PAHRC is to promote the health, dignity, and human rights of individuals who use drugs and communities impacted by drug use. Recognizing that social inequity, criminalization, and stigma silence those affected most, we advocate for policies that improve the quality of life for people who use drugs, people in recovery, and their communities.

    Devin received a Master of Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice with a focus on community and organizational change and has a BA in Human Services from Lynn University. Devin also serves on the Camden County Addiction Awareness Task Force and the Board of Directors for the Association of Recovery Schools.

     

    Erin Russell, Co-Founder

    Erin Russell partnered with Devin to co-found the Pennsylvania Harm Reduction Coalition in 2017. She provides expertise in harm reduction fostered through ten years of progressive responsibility in the field. She got her start as a volunteer with Prevention Point Pittsburgh’s syringe services program in 2008, and served on the organization’s board of directors from 2013 to 2018. Erin currently works in a leadership role with the Maryland Department of Health on harm reduction policy development and program implementation, during which she has been instrumental in passing statewide syringe access legislation in 2016 and a naloxone expansion law in both 2015 and 2017 that made naloxone “over the counter” in Maryland. Erin holds a Master in Public Health from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health with a concentration in Behavioral and Community Health Sciences. She supports PAHRC with grant writing, policy development, and strategic planning using giant sticky paper.

     

    Sean Fogler, Community Outreach Coordinator

    Sean is a person in long-term recovery, physician and certified recovery specialist. He has over 15 years of experience in the healthcare industry working as a physician, and with patients, administrators, and insurance organizations. Sean is active in the recovery community and has a special interest in trauma and substance use disorders in professionals. He volunteers as a peer support specialist for Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers and works to improve public health policy for mental health and substance use disorders. Through his lived experience he educates, informs, and works to battle the shame and stigma that keeps the disease of addiction alive. Prior to beginning residency training Sean worked as a professional equity trader at a boutique firm in New York. He has been an advisor, angel investor and has helped start-ups raise capital and connect with unique high quality investors. Sean’s role at PAHRC involves engagement, education, writing, fund raising and expanding knowledge of the disease of addiction and harm reduction. Sean holds a bachelor’s degree from The University of Toronto, and a Doctor of Medicine degree from Ross University School of Medicine. He completed an internship in Internal Medicine and a residency in Anesthesiology at Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

     

    Jessica Hessler, Community Outreach Specialist

    Jessica Hessler received her Master of Public Health in Behavioral and Community Health Sciences and Master of Social Work in Community Organizing and Social Action from the University of Pittsburgh in 2019. While pursuing her undergraduate degree, she became interested in design for social innovation, exploring ways to use design with public service, and from there, she turned her focus to harm reduction, policy and advocacy, and stigma reduction during her graduate programs. After having several people in her life impacted by substance use, she gained a firsthand understanding of the complexities of policies and how they impact support, fueling a desire to advocate for change. She also brings experience from working at various nonprofits, Pittsburgh City Council, and a community foundation, as well as a decade of management experience in the for-profit sector. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Design Studies and Design Management from Arizona State University in 2013. Jessica will support PAHRC with outreach, community organizing, and project management.

     

    Amelia Hoge, Digital Engagement Coordinator

    Amelia Hoge is a person in long-term recovery, marketing professional and entrepreneur. She has a professional background in digital marketing, social media, copywriting, business development, and coaching. Amelia became interested in online marketing after she launched her first blog in 2015 and quickly discovered her intuitive ability to master a wide range of digital tools. Since then, she has used these skills to support others in increasing their impact in the online space. Amelia is also a certified life coach with a private coaching practice and she currently serves as a lead coach for Inner Glow Circle, an internationally accredited coach training company. Along with 4 years of experience in digital marketing through starting and growing her freelance coaching business, she is currently pursuing a concentrated undergraduate degree in Direct & Interactive Marketing at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Amelia has merged her holistic background in coaching, business and marketing with her passion for harm reduction, policy and advocacy to support PAHRC through various digital engagement and marketing initiatives.

     


    Eva Louise Kreiser, Summer 2019 Intern

    Eva Louise Kreiser is an undergraduate student at the University of Pittsburgh studying Linguistics and Legal Studies. They are the founder and current president of the Pitt chapter of Students for Sensible Drug Policy, a grassroots organization empowering youth leaders to end the War on Drugs. In addition, they worked to launch and currently serve as Treasurer for DanceSafe, a harm reduction organization promoting health and safety in the nightlife scene. Finally, they are part of the Western Pennsylvania Anti-Trafficking Coalition and lead educational efforts related to sex work. Post-graduation, they would like to continue their work fighting for sensible drug policy and prison reform. Eva Louise is thrilled to join the team at Pennsylvania Harm Reduction Coalition as it grows and fights for change in our community.

     

    Kakyara Muhinda, Summer 2019 Intern

    Kakyara Muhinda is a Public Health Undergraduate at Temple University graduating in December 2019. Her passions and goals are to better her community through advocacy, community health work, research, community outreach and behavioral health. Her experiences in providing healthcare to children, individuals with special needs, and the aging population, as well as her energetic and goal-oriented personality enables her to support PAHRC’s mission & vision. Academically, Kakyara’s experience in Society, Drug, and Alcohol Perspectives, Program Planning and Research Methods has empowered her to work within her community to assist those living with substance use disorders and mental health issues. Her long-term goals are to operate her own daycare and to create a non-profit in Uganda, which will assist underprivileged children in obtaining the necessities for completing their education.

     

    Julia Gasior, Summer 2019 Intern

    Julia Gasior is an undergraduate at Georgetown University, studying Health Care Management & Policy on the Pre-Medical track. Last summer, she worked on Prevention Point Philadelphia’s syringe services program, engaging in public health fieldwork at the only legal SSP in Philly. This experience was instrumental in cementing her fierce drive for equitable and compassionate drug policy. Julia hopes to explore harm reduction and drug policy through as many avenues as possible – fieldwork, clinical research, grassroots advocacy, local-level government, and more – on her road to eventually becoming a physician. She hopes to go to medical school after graduating from Georgetown and eventually treat patients, better integrating harm reduction and public health into clinical care.


  • signed up on Become an Advocate 2019-01-11 20:08:19 -0500

    Become an Advocate

    PAHRC believes that grassroots advocacy is the most effective way to create change and effectively respond to the opioid epidemic in Pennsylvania. When done well, grassroots advocacy creates space for anyone and everyone who cares about an issue to share their stories, speak their truths, and advocate for the policies they believe in. That’s why PAHRC needs you: your story, ideas, and passion can only make us stronger and more effective advocates, care providers, and compassionate human beings.

    How We Engage in Grassroots Advocacy

    We train Advocates to speak effectively about their personal experience and equip them with research on access to sterile syringes, the importance of naloxone, and other harm reduction methods. Our Advocates work across the state and support each other in having conversations and reaching out to members of their communities. Chances are that you have already done some advocacy work in your community without realizing it: whether it’s at a family dinner, in a school club, or with your friends, we want to give you the tools to keep doing it and become even more effective.

    Join us by signing up below.

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