Executive Director PA Harm REduction Coalition

  • published LEO_tickets_SC in Statewide Conference 2019-05-30 12:48:54 -0400

  • published Serving Returning Citizens (SRC) in Current Issues 2019-03-04 22:14:36 -0500

    Serving Returning Citizens (SRC)

    The Pennsylvania Harm Reduction Coalition seeks to advocate for those most at risk over overdose. No population is more at risk than those leaving correctional facilities. According to research from American Public Health Association, in the first two weeks after being released from prison, returning citizens are 40 times more likely to die of an opioid overdose than someone in the general population. Correctional facilities in Allegheny and Philadelphia counties are already taking the needed step to address this issue by distributing Naloxone the overdose reversal medication to those returning citizens, but we must expand this effort to every county.

    Naloxone distribution while vital is not enough to protect our returning citizens. We must also ensure that individuals in correctional facilities have access to medication assisted recovery. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration, “Medication-Assisted Recovery” is a practical, accurate, and non-stigmatizing way to describe a pathway to recovery made possible by physician-prescribed and monitored medications, along with other recovery supports, e.g., counseling and peer support. Although no medications cure dependence on drugs or alcohol, some can play a significant and lifesaving role in helping people begin and sustain recovery. The Pennsylvania Harm Reduction Coalition supports the use of and access to all three FDA approved medications for treating Substance Use Disorder.

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  • published Sponsorship in Statewide Conference 2019-01-18 09:29:31 -0500


    We are currently soliciting multiple levels of support, which are outlined in the attached prospectus. Sponsors can expect their company logo to be HIGHLY visible on all event materials, the conference website, and conference marketing materials.

    We are requesting all sponsorship payments by July 10th, 2019. Payment can be made via credit card by using the form below. Payments are also accepted via check - please e-mail PAHRC@vfrconsultants.com with your desired sponsorship level and contact information for invoice and payment details.

    Please contact Devin Reaves directly if you have questions about sponsorship or would like a custom sponsorship package, via email at Devin@paharmreduction.org.

    October 28, 2019 at 8am - October 29, 2019 at 2:30pm
    $1,500.00 USD · rsvp

Social Justice Warrior I advocate 4 those suffering from substance use disorder & people in #recovery @PAHarmReduction & @preventionpp #EndTheDrugWar


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