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Displaying results 1–10 of 58 where Type of intervention is Harm reduction

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Project description Intervention type Evaluation type Setting Target group Country Quality level
Title: Low Threshold Service Ganslwirt
Summary: Established in 1990, Ganslwirt was the first low threshold service based on harm reduction principles in Austria. The care centre is available 24 hours a day and consists of a day centre, an emergency shelter and a medical service. The main objective is the prevention of negative social, psychological and somatic consequences of drug use. >>
harm reduction process evaluation low threshold service, needle/syringe provision adults, children/young people Austria 1
Title: 7 years of the Syringe-Exchange Programme at the Pamplona Prison (Spain)
Summary: Implementation of a pilot programme in a penitentiary to reduce risks through the personalized exchange of syringes, similar to the scheme in place for the population at large. In the 7 years it has been operational, it has proven that such measures are suitable, valid and effective in prison environments. >>
harm reduction evaluation of intervention planning, outcome evaluation, impact evaluation, process evaluation needle/syringe provision adults Spain 2
Title: Intensive community-based care for complex addiction problems
Summary: Intensive community-based care programmes were developed for people with chronic and complex problems (often including drug addiction) and may cover a wide range of services (e.g. health care, mental health care, social work, financial support). The general aim of intensive community-based care is to reduce harms for clients, for their direct enviroment and for society. Many of these care programmes exist nowadays in the Netherlands but they differ substantially in many aspects. The effectiveness of intensive community-based care remains unclear, mainly due to poorly description practices concerning the content of this care programmes. Therefore, an instrument has been developed for determining and validating specific aspects that apply to several programmes. These aspects are meant to facilitate: 1) description of these programmes; 2) comparison between (effectiveness of) these programmes and 3) explaining effective ingredients (aspects) of programmes. The ultimate aim of this project is determining short-term and longer term effectiveness of these programmes, to offer useful insights for professional training, and for guideline construction. >>
harm reduction process evaluation outreach/drug scene adults The Netherlands 1
Title: Peer to Peer(P2P)project
Summary: Drug Agency led training programme which aims to inform drug users of safer practice, increase awareness of harm reduction and challenge misinformation. Participants are encouraged to pass on this knowledge to their (drug using) peers. >>
harm reduction outcome evaluation low threshold service, needle/syringe provision United Kingdom 2
Title: Prevalence and spreading of viral hepatitis A, B, C and HIV in problem users of illicitly acquired drugs.
Summary: This action research project has two components. The research component consists of determining the prevalence of viral hepatitis A, B, C and of HIV among the population of problem users of illicitly acquired drugs. The action component includes early detection of these infectious diseases by means of proposed serological analyses, vaccination against HAV and/or HBV, when medically indicated, and referral to medical care in order to reduce risk and damages. A cross-sectional study design allowed to assess the relation between the referred infectious diseases and other observable factors. >>
harm reduction outcome evaluation, process evaluation low threshold service adults Luxembourg 1
Title: Caritas Marienambulanz
Summary: The low threshold facility Marienambulanz provides free primary health care, including testing of HCV and HIV to members of marginalized groups in city of Graz. Additionally the facility also provides a free Hepatitis and Diabetes consultation, as well as a social counselling. >>
harm reduction process evaluation low threshold service adults, children/young people Austria 1
Title: National Take-Home Naloxone (THN) Programme Scotland
Summary: In the decade 2002-2012 the number of drug-related deaths (DRDs) registered in Scotland increased and the rate of DRDs is higher than those seen in other parts of the UK. The majority of these deaths are due to fatal accidental opioid ovedoses. Naloxone is a “competitive opioid antagonist”, which can temporarily relieve dangerous symptoms caused by high levels of opioids in the blood by temporarily removing them from receptors in the brain. In the event of an overdose this provides valuable extra time for emergency services to arrive and deliver treatment. The aim of the National Take Home Naloxone (THN) Programme is to contribute to a reduction in DRDs in Scotland through the provision of THN kits and specialist training to opioid users, their friends, family, carers, partners and other people they associate with and who are likely to be in the vicinity if an overdose occurs. Kits are distributed in community health settings and in prisons at the point of liberation. >>
harm reduction outcome evaluation, impact evaluation low threshold service, outreach/drug scene Scotland, United Kingdom 2
Title: Social Medicine Counselling Centre Ganslwirt
Summary: Social medicine counselling centre in Ganslwirt offers a low threshold service that offers a day centre, an outpatient clinic and a low threshold sleeping facility. The general objective is harm reduction concerning health and social aspects. >>
harm reduction process evaluation low threshold service adults, children/young people Austria 1
Title: Merchant's Quay Health Promotion Unit
Summary: This service aims to provide support and promote health care to intravenous drug users by providing a low threshold service, needle exchange and general health care. Evaluation shows that the service is successful in attracting hard to reach groups such as female drug users, young drug users and new intravenous drug users. >>
harm reduction outcome evaluation low threshold service, needle/syringe provision adults, children/young people Ireland 1
Title: Teeside Needle Exchange Scheme
Summary: Aims to provide injecting drug users with clean injecting equipment, information on safe ways of injecting, in order to minimize risk of infections. >>
harm reduction outcome evaluation, process evaluation needle/syringe provision adults United Kingdom 1

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