Programming Connection

Integrated harm reduction programs 

Evidence review

Hepatitis C treatment in harm reduction programs for people who use drugs – This evidence review looks at integrating hepatitis C treatment into harm reduction programs and focuses on treatment outcomes, including adherence, cure and acceptability

Evidence briefs

Supervised Inhalation Site at ARCHES – Supervised inhalation services delivered as part of a larger supervised consumption site

Safe Supply: Hydromorphone Tablet Distribution Program at the Molson Overdose Prevention Site – This program provides a safe supply of opioids for people at high risk of overdose. It is embedded within other harm reduction services at an overdose prevention site.

Program models

Program element

An STBBI testing program that integrates a registered nurse within a harm reduction supply distribution room.

Case study

The harm reduction dispensing units are machines that distribute safer drug use supplies.

Case study

Distributes harm reductions supplies in rural communities using peer backpackers, a mobile van, a fixed-site harm reduction room and vending machines.

Case study

Employs people with lived experience of drug use to provide harm reduction supplies and other supports from their residences.

Program element

Hepatitis C testing and treatment services integrated with supervised injection and consumption services, harm reduction supply distribution and other drug-user health services.

Case study

A supervised consumption service where people can use drugs in a hygienic environment under the supervision of trained staff.

Case study

The overdose prevention site at St. Paul’s Hospital offers a safer place to use drugs in the West End of Vancouver.