Welcome, community of learners!
The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) HIV/STD Prevention and Substance Misuse 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.
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. Visit our Harm Reduction page to learn more.
Please see the schedule below for topics, speakers, dates, and times! Register for the Zoom sessions here.
Who should attend?
Trainings are open to anyone interested in learning more about harm reduction and strengthening harm reduction resources and practices in their community.
These trainings will be of particular value to:
- Rural providers, physicians, pharmacists, public health nurses, BHAs, CHAPs, addiction professionals, social workers, mental health care counselors/providers, sexual health care providers
- Syringe-access program workers
- Homeless outreach coordinators
- Emergency responders
- Corrections counselors/providers
- Public health specialists
- Community partners and other helping professionals
All sessions will be recorded, edited with closed captions and uploaded to this page as well as the ANTHC Learning Channel.
During Spring 2021, ANTHC hosted four virtual sessions that covered different topics and were presented by ten Alaska-based experts. More than 400 participants joined from across Alaska. Below are the topics, speakers and descriptions of each webinar, as well as a full video recording with closed captioning.
The Harm Reduction Training Series has been funded at least in part with grant funds from the AmerisourceBergen Foundation (ABF), the Indian Health Service (IHS), and the National Council for Behavioral Health (NCBH). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent official views of the ABF, HIS, NCBH, or ANTHC. No official support or endorsements by the ABF, IHS, NCBH or ANTHC for opinions expressed intended or should be inferred.
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