Harm Reduction Learning Institute
DC Health

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

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.

Focusing on the theme of Justice and Equity for Community Health, this day-long conference on June 29, 2023 featured expert speakers and panels covering the national and local landscape of harm reduction, language and social justice, retention in care, drug user health in a syndemic environment, and other topics.

  • Scenario Discussion 1: How can we combat stigma and educate neighborhood businesses and the immediate community about the need for HR Vending machines? What are the pros and cons of Supervised Consumption Services within a community?
  • Scenario Discussion 2: How can CHW’s assist in bridging the gaps in Trans syndemic clinical environments? What methods can be incorporated for Trans communities to be more involved in Harm Reduction dialogues?

Tamara Henry, GWU Milken Institute School of Public Health
Sharday Lewis, NASTAD

Launch Date

June 29, 2023

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No credit is offered for this training.


There is no cost for this training.

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