Harm Reduction Law and Policy Strategies to Address Disparities in Infectious Disease Prevention

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The National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI) is partnered with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention and the Public Health Institute of Metropolitan Chicago (PHIMC). Through the following objectives, this grant sought to develop a literature review and case study as well as a webinar with harm reduction subject matter experts from the Washington State Department of Health and Mason County Public Health and Human Services.


  • Examine the impact of Syringe Services Program (SSPs) laws and policies on health disparities.
  • Share lessons learned from a case study of drug control policies on the health of people who use drugs.
  • Advance harm reduction and health equity efforts by forging partnerships to improve the health of people who use drugs and prevent the spread of HIV and viral hepatitis.


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If you’re interested in learning more about the program or have questions, please contact the Health and Racial Equity team hre@nnphi.org.

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