Coact HIT Partners

The HIT team is available to support harm reduction projects and to add specialist functions alongside the Coact Consultants. However, it does not deliver technical support for drug user organising.

Pat O'HarePat O'Hare

Pat is Executive Director of HIT and was Director of the Mersey Drug Training and Information Centre (now known as HIT) from 1987 to 1994. In 1989 he founded the International Journal of Drug Policy and was Editor for 10 years from 1990. In 1990 he started the International Conference on the Reduction of Drug Related Harm in Liverpool. In 1996 he was one of the founders of the International Harm Reduction Association (now Harm Reduction International) and was Executive Director until 2004. He was Honorary President from 2004 to 2011. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Harm Reduction International and the Middle East and North African Harm Reduction Association.

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Maddie O'HareMadeleine O'Hare

Deputy Director of HIT, a UK-based agency, which provides health information that improves and protects public health and encourages positive social change.

Maddie manages the day-to-day running of HIT and overseas its range of publications. She is involved in strategic planning for the organisation and monitoring outcomes. Maddie stays abreast of developments in drug use and also the policy environment in which HIT operates.

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  • "Coact facilitated a drug user workshop for the Public Health Agency. The event went extremely well, with Coact doing an excellent job of ensuring the aims of the day were met."

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