HIV: Let’s Face It. We can’t afford another crisis. Harm Reduction & Rural Health; Taking Action For Our Communities

Please join us virtually for some or all of these Free Community Conversations where you will be able to ask, listen, participate, and be heard. Each 2-hour long session includes the following expert speakers, Questions & Answers (Q&A) section, and a community conversation conducted by NH Listens:

Speaker: Ryan Fowler, CRSW, Harm Reduction Coordinator at HIV/HCV Resource Center (H2RC) in Lebanon NH 
• Topic: Syringe Service Programs (SSPs) and Syringe Disposal: Naloxone Availability and Harm Reduction


  • Raise awareness across the region of risks of HIV/infectious disease outbreaks in rural communities
  • Educate on the serious potential for disease spread in the Northern NH regions
  • Encourage collaborative work across disease areas and integration of services
  • Educate on community strategies to reduce harm (Naloxone, Syringe Service Programs)
  • Outreach strategies and connecting to with those at highest risk
  • Maximize HIV and HCV testing and provide linkages to testing and resources for early intervention
  • Alter community norms to decrease stigma associated with these infections and education on the consequences of such stigma on those in need of accessing services
  • Promote prevention messaging and activities related to HIV/AIDS, viral Hepatitis and other infectious diseases
  • Inform and start the conversation related to HIV/AIDS, viral Hepatitis and other infectious diseases as well as harm reduction   

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Event Details

October 20, 2020
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm