Harm Reduction Learning Institute
DC Health

The Harm Reduction Learning Institute – reduceharmdc.org – offers providers, community leaders, and other harm reductionists free education and training covering key topics from naloxone administration and overdose response to stigma reduction and community outreach.

Your Online Resource for Harm Reduction Education and Training

The Institute features a comprehensive substantive curriculum designed to address the complex challenges surrounding substance use. These courses offer comprehensive, innovative insights and evidence-based practices that reflect the evolving landscape of harm reduction, including:

  • Harm reduction strategies for diverse populations,
  • Facilitating a healthy and productive patient-provider relationship, and
  • Opioid use and how to prevent or treat overdoses.

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Optimizing Outreach Data for Community Health

Friday, June 28th at 12pm ET

This webinar highlights the importance of using multiple data sources to increase the efficacy of outreach, client engagement and program success. This session will provide vital information on how to best use data and statistics, as well as real world application to inform the community about prevention in regards to HIV, STIs, viral Hepatitis and Drug User Health.

Latest Trainings

  • DC Engage 3rd Annual Harm Reduction Conference

    This content was originally presented at the 3rd annual DC Engage Harm Reduction Conference in Washington, DC. Review the content at your own pace.

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  • Public Health Partnerships: Integrating Harm Reduction into Public Health Initiatives

    This webinar will introduce the concept of harm reduction and its critical role in public health initiatives, especially those focused on HIV prevention and care. The faculty will discuss the evolution of HIV services and strategies for integrating innovative harm reduction approaches into these initiatives.

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  • Building Bridges: Stakeholder Identification and Community Engagement

    This webinar will provide participants insights and strategies for engaging stakeholder organizations. Faculty will discuss how to identify stakeholders, develop long-lasting and mutually-beneficial partnerships, and work in sync to uplift the communities you serve.

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Latest Resources

  • Community Mapping and Identifying Priority Populations for HIV Prevention and Care

    This 2023 Community Mapping Toolkit for D.C. Organizations details how visualizing health disparities can help outreach programs for HIV prevention. The toolkit explores how community mapping can support your work, what goes into creating a community map, and how to use mapping tools that are available online.

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  • TIP 63: Medications for Opioid Use Disorder

    This Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) reviews the use of the three Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved medications used to treat OUD—methadone, naltrexone, and buprenorphine—and the other strategies and services needed to support recovery for people with OUD.

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  • The Opioid Crisis and the Black/African American Population: An Urgent Issue

    This issue brief presents recent data on prevalence of opioid misuse and death rates in the Black/AA population; contextual factors & challenges to prevention & treatment; innovative outreach & engagement strategies to connect people to evidence-based treatment; and the importance of community voice.

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