Author Archives: BHRC

A letter to Marilyn Mosby, Baltimore’s State’s Attorney

February 1, 2019 Hon. Marilyn J. Mosby State’s Attorney for Baltimore City, MD 120 East Baltimore Street, 9th Floor Baltimore, MD 21202 Dear Ms. Mosby – Thank you for your decision, as State’s Attorney, to no longer prosecute marijuana possession cases in the City of Baltimore and to seek legislative...

2019 Policy Priorities

The “overdose epidemic” isn’t new to Maryland. The overdose fatality rate in Maryland has consistently been above the national average since 1999, ranging from roughly 1.5 to 3 times to average rate. The number of Marylanders who died from overdose increased in 2017 for the 7th year in a row,...

Addiction as disease, disease as political

I recently came across a short article, “The Creation of Disease” (2013), which touches on the emergence of understanding addiction as a medical disease, rather than a criminal deviance or moral failing. This disease model argument is used by many advocates for harm reduction and drug-use recovery/treatment services, myself included....

We’re Hiring – Statewide!

Baltimore Harm Reduction Coalition (BHRC), a program of Fusion Partnerships, Inc., mobilizes community members for the health, dignity, and safety of people targeted by the war on drugs or anti sex-worker policies, and advocates for harm reduction as part of a broader movement for social justice. BHRC is hiring Harm...

We’re Hiring! – Outreach Organizers (part-time)

Baltimore Harm Reduction Coalition (BHRC), a program of Fusion Partnerships, Inc., mobilizes community members for the health, dignity, and safety of people targeted by the war on drugs or anti-sex worker policies, and advocates for harm reduction as part of a broader movement for social justice. BHRC is hiring part-time...

We’re Hiring!

Baltimore Harm Reduction Coalition (BHRC), a program of Fusion Partnerships, Inc., mobilizes community members for the health, dignity, and safety of people targeted by the War on Drugs or anti sex-worker policies, and advocates for harm reduction as part of a broader movement for social justice. BHRC is hiring a...

Campaign Propaganda & SCS

It’s that time again – election season. Our advocacy work in the Maryland General Assembly this year was a bit hampered by the fact that “this is an election year.” We heard that a few times from legislators who were not willing to step up and fight for controversial, yet...

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...