The Outreach Coalition is the first "living" union of harm reduction practitioners in Russia.
What makes the Coalition different? This is a life and practical experience in different areas. This is a partnership of practitioners - for the sake of practice, for the sake of preserving and promoting harm reduction projects.
The members of the Coalition have contact with communities in the "outback", in different regions of Russia, and, at the same time, are in dialogue with the world community, can summarize and present best practices, and can teach a lot to their colleagues from abroad.
It is important for Coalition members to view harm reduction as a philosophy that comes from the heart; it is important to be and work in a team of people who think in the same way; it is important to stay up-to-date with modern technology and the current state of affairs.
Among the intentions of the Coalition are the preservation, expansion and development of existing practices and services; ensuring sustainable financing of harm reduction projects in Russia for stable performance and long-term results; promoting harm reduction strategies at the national and international levels; researching; support for human rights defenders and social workers and much more.
The official name in Estonian is «Mittetulundusühing Coalition of Harm Reduction NGOs Outreach», abbreviated MTÜ Outreach Coalition.
Name in English - «Coalition of Harm Reduction NGOs Outreach», abbreviated Outreach Coalition.
Name in Russian - «Коалиция НКО в области снижения вреда “Аутрич”», abbreviated «Коалиция “Аутрич”».
Continuation and maintenance of programs of comprehensive prevention of HIV infection among people who use drugs ("harm reduction" programs), advocacy and implementation of international standards and evidence-based methods of helping people who use drugs in Eastern Europe and the Russian Federation.
Promote the mobilization of resources from the government, donor organizations, the business sector, communities and the whole civil society to develop and implement effective methods of HIV prevention among people who use drugs in Eastern Europe and the Russian Federation.
Support the strengthening of the capacity of programs aimed at preserving the health and lives of people who use drugs, including prevention and treatment of HIV, tuberculosis, viral hepatitis, and promote effective and evidence-based methods of work, contributing to the care of human rights in Eastern Europe and the Russian Federation.
Support and advocate for evidence-based programs aimed at reducing social, legal and institutional barriers to access to prevention and treatment of HIV, tuberculosis, viral hepatitis among people who use drugs in Eastern Europe and the Russian Federation.
Exchange best practices in the prevention of HIV infection, tuberculosis, viral hepatitis between nongovernmental organizations in Russia and the member states of the European Union.