National Perinatal Association
Excerpt: “Pregnant and parenting patients with Substance Use Disorders have the same needs as any other pregnant and parenting client. They also have needs that are specific to their substance use. The National Perinatal Association supports comprehensive treatment programs for pregnant and parenting people with perinatal substance use disorder. Such programs must incorporate gender-specific, developmentally-appropriate, trauma-informed care. It is essential to work from a Harm Reduction model, promoting “Any Positive Change” as determined by the client, including plans ranging from abstinence, to decreased use, to safer use. Client abandonment in the case of continued use is unacceptable. Options for treatment should include, at minimum, Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT), group and/or individual counseling, crisis intervention, overdose prevention, mental health assessment and treatment, dental care, parenting classes and support, and social services such as housing, employment
assistance, and WIC.”
National Alliance for Medication Assisted Recovery
NAMA Recovery is an organization composed of medication assisted treatment patients and health care professionals that are supporters of quality opiate agonist treatment. We have thousands of members worldwide with a network of international affiliated organizations and chapters in many places in the United States.
The primary objective of NAMA Recovery is to advocate for the patient in treatment by destigmatizing and empowering medication assisted treatment patients. First and foremost, NAMA Recovery confronts the negative stereotypes that impact on the self esteem and worth of many medication assisted treatment patients with a powerful affirmation of pride and unity.
Inpud. International People Who Use Drugs. www.inpud.net About INPUD:
The International Network of People who Use Drugs (INPUD) is a global peer-based organisation that seeks to promote the health and defend the rights of people who use drugs. INPUD will expose and challenge stigma, discrimination, and the criminalisation of people who use drugs and its impact on the drug-using community’s health and rights. INPUD will achieve this through processes of empowerment and advocacy at the international level, while supporting empowerment and advocacy at community, national and regional levels.
INPUD is a movement of people who use drugs (current and former) who support the Vancouver Declaration. The Vancouver Declaration sets out the demands of people who use drugs, emphasising that their human rights must be respected and their health and wellbeing prioritised. INPUD is a global network that seeks to represent people who use drugs in international agencies such as the United Nations and with those undertaking international development work. We believe that people who use drugs should be meaningfully represented in decision-making processes that affect our lives. INPUD is committed to demonstrating at country level how people who use drugs can constructively contribute to the development and delivery of services for our community. We believe that we have a unique insight that can help money be spent wisely thus delivering better results for individuals and the wider community. We are asking the international community to stop always framing us as the problem and instead to recognise that we are part of the solution when is comes to addressing problems associated with drugs and drug policy around the world.
The National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable (NVHR) is a broad coalition working to fight, and ultimately end, the hepatitis B and hepatitis C epidemics. NVHR seeks an aggressive response from policymakers, public health officials, medical and health care providers, the media, and the general public through advocacy, education, and technical assistance. NVHR believes an end to the hepatitis B and C epidemics is within reach and can be achieved through addressing stigma and health disparities, removing barriers to prevention, care and treatment, and ensuring respect and compassion for all affected communities.
With more than 375 non-profit organizational members in 38 states or territories, NVHR is the largest national coalition of community-based regional, state, and local organizations working together to increase knowledge and awareness of chronic viral hepatitis, to increase rates of hepatitis testing, and to get people who are chronically infected into care and treatment. All geographic regions of the U.S. are represented by these organizations. These organizations are actively involved in viral hepatitis and serve the target populations, i.e., those who are most affected by chronic viral hepatitis. While NVHR’s organizational focus is on addressing hepatitis B and C, its programmatic activities focus specifically on HCV. NVHR leads an existing coalition of a variety of community based organizations working in viral hepatitis at the national, regional, state, and local levels. The coalition is geographically represented across the U.S. and is active in 16 different states or territories.
NVHR’s role as the organizer of this consortium will be to assist each site in implementing a standardized, yet tailored approach to assessing the baseline need for and impact of each intervention. NVHR will provide each organization with an outlet to share educational materials and projects findings with drug users and service providers across the country. NVHR will also oversee data collection from and evaluation of all activities.
People’s Harm Reduction Alliance (PHRA) is a user-run non-profit committed to protecting the rights and improving the wellbeing of drug users in the Pacific Northwest. PHRA operates eight harm reduction sites across Oregon and Washington which distribute syringes, Naloxone, and safer smoking resources to hundreds of drug users. PHRA runs a successful HCV testing program that has provided screening and confirmatory testing to hundreds of local drug users.