April 4th-10th is National Public Health Week. The opioid epidemic is a priority for many public health institutions, such as the CDC, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Office of the Surgeon General, to name a few. One of RCORP’s objectives is to expand harm reduction programs in our rural communities. Harm reduction strategies can affect public health by reducing overdose fatalities, life-threatening infections related to drug injection, and chronic diseases like HIV and hepatitis. To learn more about how harm reduction programs can improve public health, visit the SAMHSA website.