Heroin Impact Response Task Force | Reducing Harm
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Reducing Harm

Harm Reduction Activities

Harm reduction activities in Hamilton County have two main purposes – to stop the spread of infectious diseases and to keep people alive so they can eventually benefit from behavioral health care. To this end, activities will include:

Naloxone Distribution

Adding 10 naloxone distribution sites in Hamilton County to reduce overdose deaths.

Expanding Locations

Expanding the Cincinnati Exchange Program to five Hamilton County locations to remove dirty needles from public places and reduce the transmission of infectious diseases.

Advocating Local Rights

Advocating for the passage of the syringe exchange bill, which will allow local boards of health to authorize or establish syringe exchanges in their jurisdictions.