About the Project
In association with the North Carolina Injury & Violence Prevention Branch, the University of North Carolina Injury Prevention Research Center is in Year 3 of a multi-state overdose prevention initiative. This initiative connects harm reduction practitioners from seven states in the central Appalachian region and surrounding areas in order to build a network for peers to share their knowledge and expertise with each other. Through this project we have created what is now referred to as the Sharing Harm Reduction Practices (SHARP) Network. The SHARP network supports harm reduction work in communities across central Appalachia, including grassroots community groups and public health practitioners, to identify successful strategies for addressing the challenges presented by the opioid overdose epidemic.
This initiative is a CDC-funded peer-to-peer project under the Overdose Data to Action three-year grant received by North Carolina.