The Harm Reduction Health Educator, under the direction of the Supervisor of Overdose Prevention and Harm Reduction, is responsible for the promotion of harm reduction principles and education through evidence-based practices. This position will also provide support for Northwest Ohio Syringe Services. This position is grant funded and subject to funding availability.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Health Promotion or closely related field
  • A valid driver’s license and reliable transportation are required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certification as a Health Education Specialist (CHES)
  • An understanding of the issues that people with Opioid Use Disorder or people who use substances experience
  • Strong understanding of harm reduction practices and principles


  • Collaborates with Harm Reduction Program Manager to create a program for academic detailing of harm reduction practices and principles for health care services.
  • Coordinate and provide interactive, educational outreach to health care services to provide unbiased, non-commercial, evidence-based information about harm reduction with the goal of improving patient care.
  • Promote harm reduction initiatives throughout Lucas County.
  • Conduct outreach to distribute educational materials, sterile injection supplies and other safer drug use materials to people who use and/or inject drugs.
  • Develops, conducts, and coordinates programmatic needs assessments and other public health surveys.
  • Demonstrating strict adherence to all Federal, State, and Local laws, regulations/guidelines; including HIPAA regulations, as well as grant requirements where applicable.
  • Work with Harm Reduction Program Manager to summarize program activities on a monthly basis to share with stakeholders.
  • Coordinates with Lucas County Opiate Coalition members and media outlets as needed to disseminate appropriate information.
  • Work collectively with coalition members to establish new relationships and to identify strategies for harm reduction education.
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