Program Models for Harm Reduction

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An EMS-based program in Maryland that gives naloxone to individuals who have experienced a nonfatal opioid overdose and refuse to go to the hospital

Continuum of Care
  • Harm Reduction
Type of Evidence
  • Peer-reviewed
  • Replicated
Response Approach
  • Overdose prevention
  • Post-overdose response

A recovery community organization in South Florida that supports both peer-driven recovery and harm reduction services

Continuum of Care
  • Recovery
  • Harm Reduction
Type of Evidence
  • Peer-reviewed
Response Approach
  • Overdose prevention
  • Recovery coaching
  • Syringe service program / Needle exchange

A New Mexico program trains prisoners as Peer Leaders able to educate on the risks of illicit substance use

Continuum of Care
  • Recovery
  • Harm Reduction
Type of Evidence
  • Peer-reviewed
  • Replicated
Response Approach
  • Early Intervention
  • Educational
  • Recovery coaching

An organization providing comprehensive services to people who use drugs, including routine medical care, a syringe service program, overdose prevention, and access to medications for opioid use disorder

Continuum of Care
  • Treatment
  • Harm Reduction
Type of Evidence
  • Peer-reviewed
Response Approach
  • Comprehensive services
  • Housing, Education, and Employment
  • Medications for Opioid Use Disorder
  • Overdose prevention
  • Syringe service program / Needle exchange

A jail-based overdose prevention intervention that reaches a previously unengaged and high-risk population for opioid overdose

Continuum of Care
  • Harm Reduction
Type of Evidence
  • Peer-reviewed
  • Replicated
Response Approach
  • Educational
  • Overdose prevention

Peer recovery specialists in Rhode Island provide harm reduction and treatment services to high-risk populations in emergency departments and communities

Continuum of Care
  • Treatment
  • Recovery
  • Harm Reduction
Type of Evidence
  • Peer-reviewed
Response Approach
  • Early Intervention
  • Educational
  • Outreach
  • Overdose prevention
  • Post-overdose response
  • Recovery coaching

A local coalition in rural Minnesota addressing drug prevention by holding community forums and education sessions and collaborating with schools

Continuum of Care
  • Full continuum of care
  • Prevention
  • Treatment
  • Recovery
  • Harm Reduction
Type of Evidence
  • Peer-reviewed
Response Approach
  • Comprehensive services
  • Educational

A harm reduction program model offering a variety of services largely aimed at educating and aiding those who inject drugs

Continuum of Care
  • Recovery
  • Harm Reduction
Type of Evidence
  • Peer-reviewed
Response Approach
  • Educational
  • Outreach
  • Overdose prevention
  • Syringe service program / Needle exchange

A pre-arrest diversion program, first implemented in Seattle, for those committing low-level law violations driven by unmet behavioral health needs

Continuum of Care
  • Treatment
  • Harm Reduction
Type of Evidence
  • Peer-reviewed
  • Replicated
Response Approach
  • Comprehensive services
  • Crisis intervention
  • Diversion
  • Housing, Education, and Employment

A project training North Dakota pharmacists to screen and talk to patients about opioid use disorder

Continuum of Care
  • Prevention
  • Harm Reduction
Type of Evidence
  • Peer-reviewed
Response Approach
  • Cautious Opioid Prescribing
  • Early Intervention
  • Educational
  • Overdose prevention

A statewide initiative in Ohio to provide opioid overdose education and increase naloxone distribution at clinics and hospital emergency departments

Continuum of Care
  • Harm Reduction
Type of Evidence
  • Peer-reviewed
Response Approach
  • Overdose prevention

A law enforcement initiative, begun in Gloucester, MA and now expanded nationwide, that aims to make police departments a point of entry for treatment, providing early intervention and treatment on demand for those with substance use disorders

Continuum of Care
  • Treatment
  • Recovery
  • Harm Reduction
Type of Evidence
  • Peer-reviewed
  • Replicated
Response Approach
  • Crisis intervention
  • Diversion
  • Early Intervention
  • Recovery coaching

The first syringe service program in Florida, which is staffed predominantly by medical students from the University of Miami

Continuum of Care
  • Harm Reduction
Type of Evidence
  • Peer-reviewed
Response Approach
  • Comprehensive services
  • COVID / Coronavirus related
  • Overdose prevention
  • Syringe service program / Needle exchange

A program in New York City to address opioid overdoses with naloxone distribution to non-traditional settings, such as bars and nightclubs 

Continuum of Care
  • Harm Reduction
Type of Evidence
  • Peer-reviewed
Response Approach
  • Overdose prevention

An effective overdose prevention model in San Francisco that distributes naloxone to the most at-risk populations in the community

Continuum of Care
  • Harm Reduction
Type of Evidence
  • Peer-reviewed
Response Approach
  • Educational
  • Overdose prevention

A state-wide electronic referral program connects those with opioid use disorder to medication-assisted treatment

Continuum of Care
  • Treatment
  • Harm Reduction
Type of Evidence
  • Peer-reviewed
Response Approach
  • Cautious Opioid Prescribing
  • Medications for Opioid Use Disorder
  • Post-overdose response

Communities can encourage adoption of overdose detection technologies that enable timely medical intervention

Continuum of Care
  • Harm Reduction
Type of Evidence
  • Peer-reviewed
Response Approach
  • Overdose prevention
  • Post-overdose response

Innovative training of service workers in New York City supports effective response to suspected overdoses in public restrooms

Continuum of Care
  • Harm Reduction
Type of Evidence
  • Peer-reviewed
Response Approach
  • Educational
  • Overdose prevention

A toolkit developed in Oregon to raise awareness among pharmacists about the opioid crisis, increase their access to PDMP data, and facilitate safe opioid dispensing

Continuum of Care
  • Prevention
  • Harm Reduction
Type of Evidence
  • Peer-reviewed
Response Approach
  • Cautious Opioid Prescribing
  • Overdose prevention

A crisis intervention team in Indianapolis that responds to behavioral health crises to divert individuals away from the criminal justice and healthcare systems

Continuum of Care
  • Treatment
  • Harm Reduction
Type of Evidence
  • Peer-reviewed
  • Report with evaluation
Response Approach
  • Crisis intervention
  • Diversion
  • Early Intervention