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

Social Justice/Language Justice

This plenary focuses on how to eliminate and replace stigmatizing language and negative bias while also using person-first language within communities of people who struggle with substance use disorder to increase access to services and successful retention in care.

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

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

National Perspectives on Harm Reduction and Community Health

This session describes the impact of drug use from a national and local perspective, examines the social impact of drug use on communities, and identifies national and local harm reduction activities. Surveillance data will be presented to highlight national and local trends.

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

 

Crisis Intervention, De-escalation, and Conflict Resolution

This webinar will enhance the understanding of positive and negative forms of de-escalation, conflict resolution, and crisis intervention strategies for purposes of reinforcing community-focused harm reduction strategies.

 

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.

 

Nurturing Resilience: Building Stronger Futures Through Harm Reduction

This module provides insights on and discusses evidenced-based strategies to promote harm reduction among the youth population.

 

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.

 

Understanding and Addressing Stigma and Discrimination in Addiction

This webinar will briefly review the new knowledge gained during the past 50 years. The faculty will describe the shifts in cultural understanding of addiction that have given rise to new research and approaches that can help reduce stigma and discrimination against people with substance use disorders.

 

Culture and Society: Influencers of Mental Health and Substance Misuse

This webinar will discuss how to promote equity, improve access, and increase retention in care among BIPOC communities in healthcare.

 

Aging Gracefully with Harm Reduction: Reducing Harm and Enhancing Well-Being

This session provides a non-clinical view of harm reduction, with a particular focus on its intersection with aging.

 

Destigmatization of Drug Use

This session explores the impact of stigma on people who have been diagnosed with substance use disorder (SUD) and those who are not clinically diagnosed but display symptoms. The presenter examines the relationship between stigma and systemic racism, as well as racism’s compounding effect on access to healthcare services for people who use drugs. The presenter also provides strategies for challenging stigma and misconceptions about SUD.