Harm Reduction Programs are part of a comprehensive public health disease prevention strategy to reduce the spread of HIV, HCV, and other sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections.
Providing supplies to people who use drugs is one of the simplest, most effective means to reduce the spread of these diseases. The distribution of supplies is intended to reduce the sharing of drug use equipment and encourage safer sexual practices. Harm Reduction Programs also serve as an important means of connecting with clients and engaging them in care.
The Harm Reduction Report provides an overview of harm reduction programs and services in Saskatchewan. The report discusses and describes the rationale behind Prevention and Risk Reduction programs, best practices and the achievements made to date in these provincial programs.