DCS/LGU Resources

Harm Reduction Position Statement

"Advancing Wellness in New York Counties: A Comprehensive Harm Reduction Position Statement," developed by the New York State Conference of Local Mental Hygiene Directors, outlines tailored strategies for effective harm reduction initiatives. It emphasizes the importance of local engagement and service planning to address the unique needs of each person and community, while advocating for fair and inclusive policies that consider social determinants of health and racial inequities. This position statement aims to create a more just and equitable healthcare system that provides comprehensive support to individuals struggling with substance use disorder.