Drug User Health

Drug Use Resources

Drug User Health Hubs

The Drug User Health Hubs are expected to improve the availability and accessibility of an array of appropriate health, mental health, and medication assisted treatment services for people who use drugs, especially but not solely injection drug users (IDUs). These services can be provided on-site and/or through facilitated linkage to culturally competent care and treatment services. Drug User Health Hubs operate within a harm reduction framework of prevention with a special emphasis on preventing and responding to opioid overdose. Although the source of contact is self-referral by people who use drugs, funded programs work to foster relationships with law enforcement, emergency departments, emergency medical services and families. Perhaps the most important element of this work is the relationship that is established between the person who is drug involved and the hub organization. It can be a critical turning point in a person´s life to have support and guidance that is not predicated on cessation of drug use.

Health Hubs (January 2017):

  • Catholic Charities AIDS Services: Albany
  • Community Health Action of Staten Island: Staten Island
  • Evergreen Health Services: Buffalo
  • Southern Tier AIDS Program: Ithaca

Health Hubs (Fall 2017):

  • After Hours Project: Brooklyn
  • ACR Health: Syracuse
  • Alliance for Positive Health: Plattsburgh
  • BOOM!Health: Bronx
  • Hudson Valley Community Services: Newburgh
  • New York Harm Reduction Educators: Manhattan/Bronx
  • Trillium Health: Rochester