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PARTNERSHIP

For Harm Reduction Communities + Collaborators

 
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Building a successful harm reduction platform isn’t possible without all of us

We are seeking partners and collaborators from across the United States involved with:

  • Traditional and non-traditional harm reduction and syringe exchange efforts specifically led by people who use drugs, people of color, young people, women, gender non-binary people, GLBTQ people, poor people, and others with lived experience

  • Unsanctioned, activist, and sanctioned harm reduction and syringe exchange efforts specifically led by people who use drugs, people of color, young people, women, gender non-binary people, GLBTQ people, poor people, and others with lived experience

  • Organizations and individuals advancing drug user health services based in autonomy and non-judgemental, non-coercive support

  • People who use drugs that are or are not connected to services or support systems

  • Drug user health support systems, specifically led by people who use drugs, people of color, young people, women, gender non-binary people, GLBTQ people, poor people, and others with lived experience

  • Community organizers, specifically committed to drug user health and empowering people who use drugs

  • Harm reduction mental health and medical practitioners, specifically people with a history of drug use, people of color, gender non-binary people, and GLBTQ people

We want to connect with partners and collaborators who share our values:

  • People who use drugs and the needs of people who use drugs are centered in every facet of NEXT’s work

  • The unsanctioned direct actions and activism of people who use drugs to take control of their own health and protect their own communities is respected and supported

  • The failure of the public health system to address the needs of people who use drugs is a systemic function of the drug war and profit-based healthcare system

  • NEXT builds leadership and power among people who use drugs both within our own organization and across the United States

  • NEXT’s is focused on resourcing and supporting people of color, people with low or no-income, young people, women, gender non-conforming people, and individuals and communities who have difficulty accessing traditional systems of care or who have been historically shut out of systems of care

  • NEXT’s supply distribution is focused toward people of color, people with low or no-income, young people, people who have difficulty accessing traditional systems of care or who have been historically shut out of systems of care

  • NEXT-produced education, resources, and support need to be accessible both in text and video format, and in English and Spanish

Ways to get involved with NEXT:

  1. Affiliate as a state partner to develop and guide the rollout of NEXT services in your state

  2. Affiliate as a state partner to provide mail-based naloxone distribution via enrollments from naloxoneforall.org

  3. Partnership to advance racial equity outreach and accountability

  4. Join NEXT’s Medical Advisory Board (for individuals in the health field)

  5. Join NEXT’s Research Advisory Board (for individuals in the research field)

Please email Jamie Favaro at jamie@nextdistro.org if you are interested in speaking more about collaboration and partnership.