While most technical assistance was available only to grantees (to create a confidential space for discussion), select sessions and resources were made available to the public.
- The Power of Collaboration: Success Stories of Harm Reduction and Public Safety Partnerships to Prevent Overdose (Webinar Recording): National Council grantees, Families Against Narcotics and Catholic Community Services of Western Washington, alongside their public safety partners, share success stories and lessons learned from their harm reduction-public safety pilot projects. This virtual learning opportunity also includes a historical background of harm reduction and public safety collaborations and a facilitated discussion between these grantees and their public safety partners…
- Communicating About Harm Reduction With Public Safety (Webinar Recording): This session featured a presentation by Chief Eric Atkinson and Mayor Randy Knaack of Menomonie, Wisconsin, tailored to public safety personnel on why harm reduction offers value to their day-to-day work.
- A Way Out — Summit on Opioids and Meth (Slide Deck): This deck summarizes the work of A Way Out, a county-wide Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion program in Lake County, Ill., designed to fast-track people who use drugs to substance use disorder (SUD) programs and services.
- Quick Response Team (Slide Deck): This deck explains the basics of quick response teams (QRTs) by walking through the structure, outcomes and lessons learned from a QRT in Huntington, W.V.
- The Basics of Substance Use Disorder Treatment for Harm Reduction Organizations (Webinar Recording): National Council Senior Advisor Aaron Williams presented an overview of current substance use trends and overdose data, the basics of medication as a form of SUD treatment for alcohol and opioids, and where SUD treatment and harm reduction fall along the treatment continuum.
- COSSAP Success Story — Cabell County, W.V. (Flyer): This document was shared by Connie Priddy, QRT program coordinator in Huntington, W.V., who presented to grantees on the topic of building lasting partnerships to advance harm reduction.
- Outreaching to/Engaging With Underserved Communities (Slide Deck): This session was led by Andrea Boxill, alcohol and drug services administrator at the Columbus Public Health Department, and Atiim Boykin, forensic intensive case manager at the Maine Office of Behavioral Health. Boxill and Boykin shared guidance on connecting with underserved and/or hard-to-reach communities and engaged grantees in direct problem-solving technical assistance.
Learn more about the National Council’s harm reduction-focused projects.