2.04 Harm Reduction: Meeting People Where They Are

3:30 PM–4:45 PM Jul 25, 2022 (US - Eastern)

Jefferson West


Harm reduction is a set of practical strategies and ideas aimed at reducing negative consequences associated with substance use. Harm reduction is also a critical part of successful Housing First practices for people with substance use disorders. This session will provide an overview of a successful harm reduction model for people experiencing homelessness, outline strategies to implement harm reduction practice, and illustrate how to engage community buy-in across the homeless response system.