The Harm Reduction Action Center promotes public health by ensuring that people who inject drugs are educated and equipped with the tools to reduce the spread of communicable diseases such as HIV and Hepatitis C and to eliminate the proliferation of fatal overdoses.
Our fixed site provides syringe access to participants in our Denver program Monday through Friday from 9am-12pm. Health education, street outreach, presentations, meetings, and administrative time happens each afternoon.
We take our commitment to public health and harm reduction seriously and meet our participants “where they are at” in the spectrum of their drug-use. In addition to our syringe access program, our compassionate, harm reduction-trained staff helps participants take active stock in their own health and welfare by connecting participants with our core services. These services include:
Since 2002, the Harm Reduction Action Center has been Colorado’s primary provider of HIV/HCV prevention and services to injection drug users in the Denver community. The mission of the Harm Reduction Action Center is to educate, empower, and advocate for the health and dignity of Denver’s injection drug users (IDU), in accordance with harm reduction principles. Staff and volunteers meet drug users “where they’re at” and have developed a reputation for accessing IDUs that would not otherwise have appropriate health education, healthcare services, and emotional support, thus avoiding duplication of already available community services.