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Read Jennifer’s uplifting story of how new Medicaid rules let her and others who use/d drugs get treatment for Hepatitis C. If you ever injected drugs, please get tested and treated. Ohio’s Medicaid program now treats people who use/d with more compassion and less stigma. A cure for life-threatening Hep C is now possible for everyone.
See where your county ranks for overdose deaths in 2020.
Why hasn’t a big increase in naloxone distribution reduced overdose deaths in Ohio? Ditto treatment. Why hasn’t spending hundreds of millions to provide treatment to people struggling with drugs reduced our overdose death rate? This article explains why.
David Helm II of Harm Reduction Ohio speaks on how George Floyd has been offensively portrayed in ways that falsely stereotype and stigmatize Black men and people who use drugs.
The law is unlikely to pass this year but is an important first step. More co-sponsors and a legislative hearing are needed.
Sarah, a peer supporter, told her moving story March 11 to Ohio legislators, explaining why adequate funding for children services is so important. “My favorite quote is, ‘A Closed Mouth Doesn’t Get Fed.’ When I wasn’t advocating for myself, nothing I needed or wanted was being heard. So today, I am speaking for others who don’t have a voice.” Thank you for speaking now, Sarah.
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