July 2019 Newsletter

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Thank you so much for being a supporter of our mission here at the Pennsylvania Harm Reduction Coalition. We have some exciting updates and announcements for you this month!

Coalition Updates:

The deadline for Fall Internship applications is quickly approaching! If you or someone you know is a student passionate about harm reduction, please visit our webpage to learn more about our program, what we are looking for, and the application process. If you have any questions, you are also welcome to respond directly to this email.

Upcoming Opioid Response Advocacy Forums:

Join us for one of our upcoming free opioid response advocacy forums & gain the skills needed to advocate for progressive change in the Keystone State!

A Safety-first Approach to the Overdose Epidemic Conference Updates:

A full list of breakout sessions for each track & keynote speakers for our Statewide Conference have been announced on our website! Check it out here and don’t forget to register today to secure your spot.

In the news:

Bloomberg announces Pennsylvania projects in its $10M overdose-prevention initiative

The Pennsylvania Harm Reduction Coalition, in partnership with Pennsylvania Sheriffs Association and supported by Vital Strategies, will receive money as part of this initiative to train law enforcement professionals across Pennsylvania on harm-reduction strategies like using naloxone, the overdose-reversing drug; directing people toward clean syringe exchanges and fentanyl testing strips; implementing diversion programs for low-level drug offenses; and encouraging use of medication-assisted treatment.

On the blog:

Meet Kelli: Woman in Recovery, Harm Reduction Advocate, and CRS at Prevention Point Philadelphia. Read her powerful story in our latest blog post here.

Sincerely,

Pennsylvania Harm Reduction Coalition

 

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