Training & Technical Assistance

IHRC offers training and technical assistance to public and private institutions, including:

federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies; corrections departments; state and county public health departments; homelessness service providers; substance use treatment centers; community-based organizations; churches; and support groups such as AA / NA.

Integrating Harm Reduction Principles and Practices into Organizations


This training introduces participating organizations to harm reduction and focuses on incorporation of harm reduction theory and strategies into the organization. A focus is placed on exploring the evidence-base for harm reduction strategies. Training is tailored to each individual organization and includes development of strategic planning for the organization’s integration of harm reduction practices into current services.

Opioid Overdose Prevention and Naloxone Distribution


Staff of participating organizations are trained to administer naloxone, train their clients to administer naloxone, distribute free naloxone to their clients, and monitor and evaluate naloxone distribution.

Organizations currently receiving technical assistance and participating in IHRC’s naloxone distribution program:

  • Iowa City Free Mental Health Clinic
  • Cedar Valley Recovery Services
  • Cedar Rapids Treatment Center
  • Eastern Iowa Heroin Initiative – CRUSH of Iowa City and Cedar Rapids
  • U.S Probation Office, Northern District of Iowa
  • Manchester Police Department
  • Alcohol and Drug Dependency Services of Southeast Iowa – Burlington
  • I Hate Heroin – Dubuque
  • Mount Vernon Police Department

To request training and technical assistance contact us through our contact form or email us directly:

sarah@iowaharmreductioncoalition.org

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