Focus Areas: Addiction & Overdose
Harford County Health Department
Bel Air, MD
Zach serves as Harm Reduction Program Coordinator at the Harford County Health Department. His unit houses numerous programs, including HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), Hepatitis C treatment, HIV and Hepatitis C outreach testing, a sexually transmitted infection clinic, naloxone and fentanyl test strip distribution, and syringe services capacity development. He has direct oversight over PrEP navigation, naloxone, fentanyl test strips, and syringe services, administering the Overdose Response Program and supervising health educators, navigators, and peer outreach workers. Zach develops partnerships with the community, partner agencies, law enforcement, and other entities across sectors to address the sexual and drug user health needs of local residents.
The Harford County Health Department has a vested interest in the health of all residents of Harford County. This includes those impacted by substance use and overdose. The agency engages in prevention and education, providing treatment, informing the work of other agencies and service providers, providing policy recommendations to local decision-makers, and serving as a resource hub for stakeholders and community members. The Harford County Health Department is a local arm of Maryland's response to the opioid epidemic.