Harm Reduction Learning Institute
DC Health

The Harm Reduction Learning Institute provides comprehensive education and training offerings on a broad range of harm reduction topics of interest to diverse audiences. The Institute offers continuing education credits for many of the courses and features a variety of resources on harm reduction and drug user health.

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  • 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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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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Patient-Provider Relationship in Addressing Addiction

This module details effective patient-provider communication in addressing opioid use, misuse, and abuse. It identifies and describes models of communication, applying relevant content to the process of addressing opioid use disorders and the concern of stigma in clinical practice.

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Opioid Overdose Prevention & Naloxone Education for Community

This module is intended for public use. By completing this module, learners will be able to utilize nasal naloxone to reverse a known overdose in emergency situations. Learners will understand how nasal naloxone reverses an overdose and will be able to summarize the epidemiology of opioid overdoses in the District of Columbia.

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Beyond Borders: Mapping HCV Care Challenges in DC and Across the Nation

This module provides a comprehensive exploration of hepatitis C (HCV) transmission, prevention, and treatment. Participants will review demographics of high-risk populations, learn about the revolutionary impact of direct-acting antivirals (DAAs), and evaluate strategies for universal HCV testing in reducing transmission rates and improving public health outcomes.

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Crossing The Threshold: Navigating The Gateway To SUD Treatment Spaces

This insightful webinar will guide you through the crucial steps in accessing substance use disorder (SUD) treatment spaces.

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Beyond Boundaries: Transforming Intimacy Dynamics in Drug Inclusive Relationships

This webinar will provide participants with an overview of how to apply harm reduction principles for people who use drugs (PWUD) to the context of sexual health and relationships.

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Bridging Care Outreach and Secondary Exchange

This webinar seamlessly combines theory and practice to empower participants with the essentials of outreach and secondary exchange.

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Social Justice/Language Justice Implications for Services and Retention in Care

This group discussion focuses on social justice and retention in care.

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Drug User Health in a Syndemic Environment – Strategies, Priorities, and Outcomes

These group discussions focus on drug user health in a syndemic environment.

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Self Care Discussion with DC Engage Micro-Grantees

DC Engage’s annual Harm Reduction Conference brings together harm reductionists, community members, and experts to discuss the latest practices, techniques, and important issues in the harm reduction community.

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