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Black communities in Milwaukee, Wisconsin join together to address the needs of Black people who use drugs in Milwaukee.

Fatal overdoses among Black people in Milwaukee County increased by 52% between 2020 and 2021, the highest rate of increase of any racial group. The community continues to be moved to action to address this crisis.

The Northside Harm Reduction Coalition, made up of community leaders and people who use drugs, developed a document outlining the initial harm reduction and treatment needs for the Black communities in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

The final document will inform Vital Strategies’ and other groups’ investments in communities that are highly impacted by overdose.