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PREVENTION POINT PITTSBURGH JOINS THE PA HARM REDUCTION NETWORK (PAHRN) IN SUPPORTING ACCESS TO DRUG CHECKING TOOLS TO SAVE LIVES

Help Legalize Syringe Service Programs in PA!

We urge you to contact your legislators to support and pass SB926 & HB2264 to increase syringe access! Your voice is crucial to getting these bills to be passed. Increased access to syringes protects the health of individuals and of our communities.

Current PA drug laws make it extremely difficult to establish Syringe Service Programs (SSPs) like Prevention Point Pittsburgh, and the lack of access to sterile supplies forces people who inject drugs (PWID) to reuse and share syringes, which can cause debilitating infections like endocarditis and increase the spread of bloodborne infections such as HIV and Hep C. We are one of only two legally operating syringe service programs in all of Pennsylvania, the other being Prevention Point Philadelphia.

We urge you to contact your legislators to support and pass SB926 & HB2264 to increase syringe access! Your voice is crucial to getting these bills to be passed. Increased access to syringes protects the health of individuals and of our communities.

The Pennsylvania Harm Reduction Network has created sample scripts (listed below) to use as a guide.  You can find more sample scripts and information in their advocacy tool kit, linked here. Incorporate your voice and story to make a greater impact! Share your story about how the Iack of access to harm reduction services has affected you or someone you know, or how access to these services has had a positive impact.  Your voice is powerful!

Voting YES to passing SB926 & HB2264 would allow SSPs to operate legally throughout PA. Let your legislators know that we, their constituents, want people who use drugs to have access to the tools they need to protect their health and the health of our communities.

Syringe Services Programs - Fact SheetPennsylvania Harm Reduction Policies

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We could not do the important work of providing essential harm and risk reduction services without the generosity of people like you. Your contribution allows us to continue working to reduce the rates of Hepatitis C, HIV, and overdose fatalities in our region.

There are several ways you can support us

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Corporate Matching

Remember, many companies that match their employee’s charitable gift-giving.  This is a great way to double your donation!

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If you would like more information about volunteering with Prevention Point, please fill out our Volunteer Form or send email with your interest and contact information to rready@pppgh.org. You may also call our office (412) 247-3404 and leave your contact information

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Prevention Point Pittsburgh
460 Melwood Ave Suite 205
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Phone: 412-247-3404

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