National Harm Reduction Technical Assistance Center (NHRTAC) Training Deck on Harm Reduction and Syringe Access

The National Harm Reduction Technical Assistance Center (NHRTAC) Training Deck on Harm Reduction and Syringe Access is a customizable PowerPoint slide deck training designed to provide an overview on the foundations of harm reduction philosophy and practice, drug user health issues and trends, and increase cultural competence and humility when working with people who use drugs.

The intended audiences includes:

  • State and tribal health department staff working with drug user health programs, harm reduction programs, or other public health services for people who use drugs;
  • Syringe access program staff, participants, or community members/partners;
  • General public seeking information on harm reduction and drug user health.

The training includes a PowerPoint slide deck that syringe services programs and health departments can customize for their in-house staff training. Through the training, participants will be able to define harm reduction, describe the principles of harm reduction practice, provide examples of harm reduction for people who use drugs, understand the significance of syringe access and safer drug use for individual and public health, and increase knowledge of health and social risk factors related to injecting, smoking, and snorting substances.

Please visit NASTAD.org for additional trainings and resources for drug user health and harm reduction programming. Contact DrugUserHealthTA@NASTAD.org with any questions.

National Harm Reduction Technical Assistance Center (NHRTAC) Training Deck on Harm Reduction and Syringe Access