PIRE Project - VT Opioid Harm Reduction



PIRE will complete an evaluation, using both qualitative and quantitative methods, to assess the current harm reduction strategies that are being used by at-risk populations to lower their risk of opioid overdose and infectious disease transmission. This evaluation will also focus on the gaps in their knowledge around these topics and how these populations would best receive communications from the Department of Health and other agencies about risk reduction strategies, important information about potentially hazardous opioids and other substance use related topics. This evaluation will be completed through in-person interviews with high-risk people who use opioids who are residents of Vermont.

PIRE will complete an evaluation, using both qualitative and quantitative methods, to assess the current harm reduction strategies that are being used by at-risk populations to lower their risk of opioid overdose and infectious disease transmission. This evaluation will also focus on the gaps in their knowledge around these topics and how these populations would best receive communications from the Department of Health and other agencies about risk reduction strategies, important information about potentially hazardous opioids and other substance use related topics. This evaluation will be completed through in-person interviews with high-risk people who use opioids who are residents of Vermont.