October 2019 Newsletter

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Thank you 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:

PAHRC held our first HERO Empowerment Leadership Program 2-day training
This month we had the pleasure of hosting our first-ever HERO Empowerment Leadership Program! We trained 25+ advocates on how to organize their communities and deliver the Opioid Response Advocacy Forum as part of our HERO Initiative. The weekend was a huge success and we are excited to partner with our new HERO Leaders to build a harm reduction movement across the state. Special thank you to our trainers: Aaron Kucharski, Devin Reaves, Brooke M Feldman, and to Staunton Farm Foundation for making this program possible!

Host a HERO Training
We are looking for organizations that are interested in partnering with us to host an Opioid Response Advocacy Forum. If you’re interested in hosting a training, fill out this form and we will be in touch!

1 WEEK AWAY: A Safety First Approach to the Overdose Epidemic Conference!
Our statewide conference is 1 week away! If you have already registered, we are so excited to see you there! If you haven't registered yet it's not too late! Secure your spot by visiting this link.


Rep. Sara Innamorato holds harm reduction policy hearing
Rep. Sara Innamorato's office held a public hearing on how harm reduction policies can save lives in PA. Our Executive Director Devin Reaves was one of many people who provided testimony to the importance of implementing harm reduction policies. For more details, check out this video from the hearing.

Upcoming Law Enforcement Trainings: Demystifying the Opioid User and Their Effect on Law Enforcement

In partnership with the PA Sheriffs' Association, we are holding trainings for law enforcement on November 12 and 13th. Download the flyers here:



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