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HECAOD - Harm Reduction Learning Collaborative Revisited


$100 Enroll

Full course description

Presenters: Ahmed Hosni & Dr. Kelsey Schmuhl 

Four Live Sessions:

From Stigma to Safety: The Evolving Landscape of Harm Reduction and Its Intersection with Social Justice, Prevention, and Campus Health Initiatives

April 19th from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. ET

Learning Objectives:

  • Define harm reduction and identify its key principles
  • Explore the evolution of harm reduction culture and practices over time, including the integration of harm reduction principles into broader campus health initiatives
  • Discuss the role of harm reduction in supporting academic success and enhancing campus safety and community engagement
  • Analyze the relationship between harm reduction and prevention/continuum of care
  • Analyze the connections between harm reduction and social justice, including how harm reduction can address social inequalities and promote equity

Assessing Campus Readiness for Harm Reduction: Engaging Stakeholders, Building Support, and Mobilizing Resources

April 26th from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. ET

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore effective communication strategies for engaging with leadership and building support for harm reduction initiatives
  • Analyze the cultural and social context of the campus environment and its potential impact on harm reduction efforts
  • Evaluate the existing infrastructure and resources available for implementing harm reduction practices on your campus
  • Identify potential funding sources for harm reduction initiatives on a college campus
  • Understanding the importance of identifying key stakeholders involved in the implementation and promotion of harm reduction practices on a college campus, including administrators, staff, students, local government agencies, community-based organizations, and health providers

Navigating the Barriers: The Case for and Against Campus Harm Reduction Efforts in a Complex Social and Political Landscape

May 3rd from 1:30 -2:30 p.m. ET

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore strategies for reducing stigma and promoting a harm reduction approach to substance use
  • Understand the political and social context of harm reduction policies and practices at the local, state, and national levels
  • Understand the organizational and administrative structures of your campus and its potential impact on harm reduction initiatives
  • Analyze the perspectives and attitudes of harm reduction on your campus, including potential resistance from stakeholders, policymakers, and community members

Turning Plans into Action: Implementing Your Harm Reduction Strategy on Campus

May 10th from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. ET

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the implementation of a successful harm reduction strategy on a college campus
  • Identify the existing resources and assets available on your campus to support harm reduction initiatives, including personnel, facilities, and funding sources
  • Develop an action plan for implementing harm reduction strategies on your campus, including goals, objectives, and timeline.

Bonus Session

Post Learning Collabortive Check-in Conversation

May 24th from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. ET

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the progress made in implementing your developed harm reduction action plan
  • Discuss the barriers faced in implementing your harm reduction action plan and brainstorm strategies to overcome presenting barriers
  • Share experiences and learn from others

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We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. If you require an accommodation such as live captioning or interpretation to participate in this event, please contact HECAOD at or call 614-292-5572.