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Substance Use Prevention and Harm Reduction

Our work

Learn more about the teams and programs that make up the Division of Substance Use Prevention and Harm Reduction.

Bereavement support services (Philly HEALs)

Offering free bereavement support services to those who are grieving the loss of a Philadelphia resident due to substance use. Learn more

Environmental team

Managing public restroom services, public needle drop boxes, and programs that pick up discarded syringes and clean human waste. Learn more

Harm reduction team

Providing outreach and education to those most impacted by overdose. Learn more

Medical team

Providing expertise in evidence-based clinical practices to improve healthcare for people who use substances. Learn more

OD Stat

Reviewing cases about people who have died from overdoses, making policy and program recommendations to prevent future deaths. Learn more

Philly LIFTS

Providing supplies and resources to families of infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome. Learn more