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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  • Equitable Care: Empowering Clinicians in Pain Management for OUD and SUD Populations

    This module provides a comprehensive understanding of pain management in individuals with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) and Substance Use Disorder (SUD), through exploring the physiological and psychological implications of these disorders on pain perception and management; challenges may include balancing pain relief with the risk of addiction, addressing stigma and discrimination, and navigating complex medication regimens.

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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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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.

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Drug User Health in a Syndemic Environment

This session addresses challenges related to living and accessing services in a syndemic environment. It covers those strategies that ensure individuals are able to address co-morbidities.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Opportunities and Challenges of U=U

This webinar will review challenges involved in achieving viral suppression and maintaining undetectable viral loads, particularly for people who use drugs. Providers also will gain an understanding of potential opportunities for promoting activities that contribute to harm reduction strategies in order to reduce barriers and increase drug user health.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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