Episode 4 of #factsmatter!

This months podcast we talk about our experience at the National Harm Reduction Conference. We discuss SESTA/FOSTA, Peer Leadership, Rural Harm Reduction, and #reframetheblame.  We hope you enjoy this episode!

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Big News @ HACHR!

WE ARE NOW AN HIV/HCV QUALIFIED TESTING CENTER!

Since the day we imagined HACHR we have always imagined and in-house Testing to Treatment program. This vision included on site testing and linkage to care and we have diligently been working toward this goal  for a number of years now. We have finally achieved it! We are now one a handful of State and Federally qualified HIV/HCV testing centers locally. We are working with Open Door Community Health Centers to have the ability to immediately connect people with treatment and other resources. We have two Ohio State Masters in Social Work Students who are building and developing case management and navigator positions within our organization. We know the Gold Standard is less referrals and more warm hand offs and that is an approach we value, this newest accomplishment even further solidifies that model into our own program operations.

If you or someone you know may need to be tested please reach out so that we may help get you connected with testing and other services as needed. this service is not only for people who use drugs but is also available for anyone who may be at risk.

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Art by: Johnathon DeSoto

Harm Reduction Article!

We wanted to share with you an article by Capital & Main, a journal we were recently highlighted in. The article is titled “Drug Users Fight for Acceptance in California’s Deep North” by Judith Merni.

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Episode 2 of #factsmatter!

Hi Friends! This is our second episode of our podcast called #factsmatter! This episode discusses overdose prevention.  Our next episode will be on Stimulant Overamping and will be out in a few days so keep an eye out for it. Thanks for listening!

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Our New Podcast!

This is our first blog post! We will start to develop regular posts and add them to our site. Our blog posts will range from new data & research in Harm Reduction, HACHR projects&programs, local accomplishments & issues, Statewide legislation, and more!

Todays blog post is to let you know about our podcast #factsmatter! Each month we pick a new topic related to Harm Reduction and discuss is using data and evidence to help dispel myths and highlight facts…because #factsmatter! This episode of #factsmatter is called “Harm Reduction 101” the July episode and is basic Harm Reduction information.

Big thanks to one of our new pod cast sponsors! This podcast was sponsored in part by The Syringe Access Fund, a funding collaboration of AIDS United, Elton John AIDS Foundation, and the Open Society Foundation.

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Two Year Report

The Humboldt Area Center for Harm Reduction would like to share with you our program’s two year annual report.

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To review the full report, click here.

The Nurse is In!

We are incredibly excited to announce our most recent partnership with HepCarestream.

HepCarestream is nurse owned and managed 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 2016. They are committed to finding solutions to the Hepatitis C and opioid epidemics at a grassroots level in underserved communities.  They also provide community education and testing free of charge, throughout the entire region.  HepCarestream is committed to the realization of a world without Hepatitis C.

HepCarestream Nursing Drop-In Hours – Thursday 10:00am to 2:00pm

Jennifer Slepin MSN, RN is partnering with HACHR to offer consumers a variety of services including soft tissue care and management, local care provider connections, referrals to HCV treatment and testing, wound care, and problem solving around safe injection techniques. Stop by HACHR today to meet with Jennifer!

Thank You, HAF!

The Humboldt Area Center for Harm Reduction sends a huge thank you to the Humboldt Area Foundation for providing us with the funds to support newly developed peer-led positions.

HACHR has long recognized that we live in a community that cannot and (more importantly) will not consistently give employment opportunities to people who use drugs. As a result, people who use drugs often lack access to income, professional development, training, and community relationships. HACHR is actively working to change this.

Prior to the funding support from HAF, HACHR was only able to employ one peer employee. He is paid via monthly stipend, and takes his position incredibly seriously. During his time of employment, he has made more progress in his health and well-being than he has in the past twenty years. He is now connected to social services, health services, and for the first time in twenty years, is in possession of a valid ID and Social Security Card. He is living proof that all some folks need is a chance; someone to believe in them, and meet them where they’re at. Through the help of HAF, at least three more people will gain the opportunity to become employed leaders in their community. Our hope is that they too will find purpose and work towards improving their overall physical, mental, and emotional health.

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