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Harm Reduction 101
February 24, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) Substance Misuse and HIV/STD Prevention programs host free virtual gatherings to discuss harm reduction strategies and resources in Alaska. Our guest speakers are Alaska-based experts in the field of harm reduction.
The goal of these trainings is to support, inspire and learn from one another to increase the well-being of individuals in our communities. Trainings are open to anyone interested in learning more about harm reduction and strengthening harm reduction resources/practices in their community.
Harm reduction is a set of strategies that seek to reduce the harms (legal, social, health) associated with drug use and drug policies. Harm reduction is grounded in social justice and respecting the rights of people who use drugs, and does so by designing interventions to reflect individual and community needs. It demands access to non-judgmental care, programs and policies that promote optimal health and social inclusion. It also includes: disease prevention, needle and syringe exchange, medication-assisted treatments, overdose prevention and reversal, psychosocial support, information on safer drug use, employment initiatives, non-abstinence based housing, and more.
Speakers for Harm Reduction 101:
- Annette Hubbard, National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD) and Ninilchik Community Clinic
- Claudette Thor, SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARCH) and Front Street Clinic, Juneau
Register by clicking this link.