This self-assessment tool can help harm reduction program leadership assess internal and external financing strategies to support and strengthen their programs.
Although the evidence behind harm reduction is growing, harm reduction efforts are under-resourced and need additional funding to stem the escalation of overdose deaths plaguing the United States. This interactive toolkit, jointly produced by the National Harm Reduction Coalition, Vital Strategies, In The Works, and Anka Consulting, was developed with the input of harm reduction leaders across the country to help programs identify sustainable funding opportunities.
About This Tool
This interactive toolkit provides a practical set of resources to help harm reduction program leaders assess internal and external financing strategies for their programs and communicate about the value proposition for harm reduction. The content outlines steps for funding harm reduction programs, including basics of health care financing, organizational readiness, billable services, and other considerations. It also includes a 90-minute e-course on how the health care financing system works and how harm reduction programs can tap into opportunities for funding as well as one-pagers describing key terms and financing concepts and a practical workbook of assessment tools.
Harm reduction program leadership at health care and community-based organizations can use this practical tool to learn new ways to assess internal and external financing strategies to sustainably support and strengthen their harm reduction programming.