Blue Valentine, CHW

CHW and Harm Reduction Peer Specialist

Blue Valentine, CHW, is a Harm Reduction Peer Specialist that currently works as part of a cross-program team of communicable disease, health navigation, and harm reduction staff at Benton County Health Department, as part of the End HIV Oregon Project. Her work includes street and camp outreach, rapid testing, syringe services, client advocacy, naloxone distribution, and HIV and STI education. She coordinates a regional harm reduction group for the Linn, Benton, Lincoln and Siletz region that has a focus on overdose prevention and naloxone access. She started working in Harm Reduction in Los Angeles in 1992. She has extensive experience providing HIV/STI prevention and testing and syringe services to diverse communities, including: people who use drugs, people experiencing homelessness, sex workers, LGBTQ+ individuals, and people living with HIV.

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