BHRC is comprised of a diverse group of health professionals and community members who are committed to harm reduction principles and who engage in education, advocacy, and service in the Baltimore area and statewide.

Our Mission

To build a local network of health, policy, and social service professionals and other community members committed to harm reduction principles, and to serve as a conduit for community involvement, education, and advocacy in Baltimore and statewide.

Our Vision

A world in which harm reduction is a foundational principle in improving health and safety.

Our Values

We believe that:

  • An optimal healthcare system is one that uses and embraces a harm reduction model;
  • All individuals have the right to receive care that is free from judgment and stigma.

What is Harm Reduction?

Harm reduction refers to a range of policies and practices designed to reduce the harmful consequences associated with drug use, sex work, and other activities that may contribute to poor health outcomes. Harm reduction is an alternative and, in some cases, a complement to the more conventional approaches of demand and supply reduction.


Upcoming legislative events!

One of our goals this year is to expand the legislative capacity of our coalition members, and we have four events coming up to provide participants with opportunities to engage in Maryland’s 2018 legislative session. Please join us for one or all of the following FREE events! February 21: Safer Consumption...

Safer Consumption Spaces for Baltimore City

You may have been hearing a lot of news lately about safe injection facilities or safer consumption spaces, since Philadelphia officials came out in support of implementing them in their city and San Francisco declared they will open two in July. But did you know that safer consumption spaces legislation,...


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