Greetings OFRT Grantees!

The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) has launched a social media campaign to promote awareness of New Jersey’s Harm Reduction Centers and Harm Reduction strategies. 


We ask that our partners help us raise awareness by sharing the video that features public health champions from Harm Reduction Centers around the state.


Please use the #HarmReductionSaves when sharing the video on social media and tag the Department at:





The video can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfmvZEeyXRg&feature=youtu.be


We want more of the public to learn more about this evidence-based public health tool that prevents overdose deaths and support individuals living with substance use disorder by addressing their health and social needs. 


Harm Reduction Centers are community-based programs that provide a safe and welcoming space for people who use drugs to access sterile syringes, needles, injection equipment and life-saving drug naloxone, along with education on safer use, overdose prevention and safe disposal of used equipment. Clients can bring used syringes to HRCs and leave with new sterile syringes. HRCs provide access to services to prevent and reduce the transmission of HIV and other blood-borne diseases.  They also provide referrals and linkage to medical care, mental health and substance use disorder treatment and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).