Harm Reduction Learning Institute
DC Health
2nd Annual DC Engage Harm Reduction Conference: Justice and Equity for Community Health

Harnessing the Fury: Overcoming Barriers, Unveiling Pathways, and Minimizing Harm

Dive into a discourse centered on the policy limitations impeding the implementation of comprehensive HIV prevention programs for injection drug users. Uncover the pivotal role of policy change as a linchpin of public health action. Explore the transformative potential of research-driven insights and harm reduction approaches in minimizing the deleterious effects of HIV within this marginalized community.

All four 2023 Harm Reduction Conference training sessions must be taken to receive a total of 3.25 credit hours.


Harmony in Healing: Uniting Faith and Harm Reduction Practices

This webinar will cover key aspects of faith-based communities’ involvement in harm reduction. These include non-judgmental approach, sense of belonging and support, moral and ethical guidance, integrated approach, outreach and awareness, stigma reduction, partnerships with healthcare services, prevention programs, and spiritual healing and transformation.


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.


2019 Recommendations of the AMA Opioid Task Force

AMA Opioid Task Force issues new recommendations to urge policymakers to protect patients’ access to evidence-based treatment and remove barriers to comprehensive pain care.


Opioid Awareness Campaign and Education

Opioid awareness and education in the DC metro area.


My Recovery DC

Treatment and recovery are part of the journey from addiction to health. MyRecovery is a public education campaign with an online service that helps DC residents who use opioids, alcohol, and other drugs find treatment and recovery services in their neighborhood.


Crisis Text Line

Crisis Text Line provides free, 24/7, high-quality text-based mental health support and crisis intervention by empowering a community of trained volunteers to support people in their moments of need. Text “GO” to 741741 to get connected.


The Trevor Project Lifeline

The Trevor Project provides Direct suicide prevention and crisis intervention services to support via phone, text, and chat for LGBTQ+ youth. Dial 1-866-488-7386 to get connected.


Trans Lifeline

Trans Lifeline is a grassroots hotline and microgrants 501(c)(3) non-profit organization offering direct emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis – for the trans community, by the trans community. Dial 1-877-565-8860 to get connected.


National Suicide Lifeline

The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States. Dial 988 to get connected.