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The Sharing Harm Reduction Practices Network

We connect harm reduction practitioners within our region, creating opportunities for network members to share their knowledge and expertise with each other. We began with 7 states in the central Appalachian region (GA, KY, NC, OH, TN, VA, & WV), and are currently expanding to include more southeastern and bordering states.   


Our goal is to be member-led and directed, offering network activities that meet the needs expressed by practitioners. You can find information on our ongoing activities and opportunities for horizontal skill-sharing below.  


SHARP Sessions

SHARP Sessions are member-led gatherings that provide an unstructured space to spend time with others working in harm reduction who “get it.”

Share information with the network, discuss your current work, offer support when it is needed, and take some time to hang out with other network members. 

Sounding Board

Sounding Board Sessions are collaborative, open forums for you to share any projects you would like to receive feedback on from other network members.

We work with each member to design a session that is tailored to your needs, and we encourage you to bring any idea - big or small! 


We publish the SHARP newsletter every 3-4 months. The newsletter focuses on highlighting the work being done within our region and sharing "news you can use" from our members and partners.


We are so grateful for our members who share their stories with us and make this newsletter possible. 

SHARP Directory

We are building a member directory to help harm reduction practitioners working within our region find and connect with one another. 

Please contact us if you are interested in being a part of the directory.

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Does your program have a current project that could use some practitioner feedback or community support?


Connect with us to host a virtual SHARP Session!

Contact to learn more about SHARP Sessions
and how they can be tailored to your needs

Join our network


By joining, you’ll be on our listserve and will receive information about resources and events.

Thank you for joining The SHARP Network listserv!

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