The Harm Reduction Learning Institute, part of the DC Engage program, was created by HealthHIV with funding from DC Health HAHSTA to engage the Washington, DC harm reduction community through an online resource for harm reduction information and education. The Institute links all components of the DC Engage program, from the annual harm reduction conference and micro-grantees to online training and education.
DC Engage, led by HealthHIV with funding from DC Health HAHSTA, strengthens the capacity of aspiring or established community-based organizations and peer-led coalitions to integrate culturally and linguistically appropriate, evidence-based, and promising practice models to prevent opioid overdoses, enhance access to prevention and treatment, and to reduce deaths associated with opioid use. These organizations address the needs of persons who use and/or inject drugs.
Learn more at DCEngage.org.
HealthHIV is a national non-profit working with healthcare organizations, communities, and providers to advance effective HIV and HCV prevention, care, and support through education and training, technical assistance and capacity building, advocacy, communications, and health services research and evaluation. HealthHIV leads the HealthHCV initiative, the National Center for Health Care Capacity Building, and the National Coalition for LGBTQ Health.
Learn more at HealthHIV.org.
DC Health HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD, and TB Administration (HAHSTA)
The HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD and TB Administration (HAHSTA) is the core District government agency to prevent HIV/AIDS, STDs, Tuberculosis and Hepatitis, reduce transmission of the diseases and provide care and treatment to persons with the diseases. HAHSTA partners with health and community-based organizations to offer testing and counseling, prevention education and intervention, free condoms, medical support, free medication and insurance, housing, nutrition, personal care, emergency services, and direct services at its STD and TB Clinics and more for residents of the District and the metropolitan region. HAHSTA administers the District’s budget for HIV/AIDS, STD, Tuberculosis, and Hepatitis programs, provides grants to service providers, monitors programs, and tracks the incidence of HIV, AIDS, STDs, Tuberculosis, and Hepatitis in the District of Columbia.