During the pandemic, many organizations that provide care to people who use drugs (PWUD) quickly transitioned from in-person care to telehealth and technology-assisted services. To better support organizations that provide care to PWUD, the National Council, with support from the CDC, developed this resource guide organized by five strategies to address implementation challenges and leverage technological advances to improve the health and wellness of PWUD.
Overdose has become a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States.
The National Council is actively engaged in addressing the overdose epidemic, fostering the use of evidence-based harm reduction, overdose prevention and opioid use disorder treatment in community, criminal justice and health care settings. We combine know-how from research, advocacy, policy and practice into projects that promote innovation across the continuum of substance use prevention, treatment and recovery.
To Better understand the impacts of the Covid-19 Pandemic on harm reduction organizations & on people who use drugs.
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- Statement from National Council for Mental Wellbeing President and CEO Chuck Ingoglia on New CDC Overdose Death Numbers (August 2021)
- Harm Reduction Essential Now and Always (November 2020)