​​​Center ​for ​​​​​H​​a​​​​​​​​​rm
Redu​ction ​​Serv​ice​​s​​​​

About ​​the Center for H​​a​​​​​​​​​rm Redu​ction Serv​ice​​s​​​

The Maryland Department of Health ​Center for H​arm Reduction Services ​(CHRS) ​was established in 2019 to centralize harm reduction activities across the Department. The Center is housed with the Infectious Disease Prevention and Health Services Bureau in the Prevention and Health Promotion Administration. The Center oversees the Overdose Response ProgramSyringe Services Programnaloxone distributionharm reduction grants​, and various workforce development, training, and technical assistance activities.​​​​​

CHRS Strategic Goal and Vision

​​​The Center's strategic goal is to​​​ reduce substance-related morbidity and mortality by optimizing services for people who use drugs. ​The Center for Harm Reduction Services envisions a Maryland where:
  • People who use drugs have access to compassionate, quality care that is free from stigma;
  • Services are low-barrier, community-based, and comprehensive; and
  • Experiences of past trauma, criminal legal involvement, and racism do not determine one’s health outcomes or quality of life.​


Contact Us​​​

​​Please email:​

​​​​​Naloxone and Overdose Response Progr​​​ams

​Grants, fiscal questio​ns, and resources requests
Syringe Services Programs​

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