Welcome, community of learners!
During 2021, the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) hosted virtual sessions that covered different topics related to harm reduction, presented by Alaska-based speakers.
The training recordings are available 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, behavioral health aides (BHAs), community health aides (CHAs), addiction professionals, social workers, mental health care counselors/providers and 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
Below are the topics, speakers and descriptions of each webinar, as well as a full video recording with closed captioning.
The goal of these trainings was to support, inspire and learn from one another to increase the well-being of individuals in our communities.
What is harm reduction?
Harm reduction is a set of strategies designed to provide people access to a life with reduced risk from harm. For example, if people engage in activities with risk factors, access to certain tools help them stay safer, rather than put in further danger. Some of these tools involve policy change, some involve prevention services, others include intervention services and others are based in community involvement.
In recent years, the term ‘harm reduction’ has been adapted to include the advocacy for the rights of people who use substances (PWUS) to live a life free from additional risks related to substance use. Harm reduction acknowledges that abstinence from substance use is not always a realistic goal and involves helping people achieve goals based on their individual needs and circumstances Visit our Harm Reduction page to learn more.
Harm reduction trainings
During 2021, ANTHC hosted virtual sessions that covered different topics related to harm reduction, presented by Alaska-based experts. Below are the topics, speakers and descriptions of each webinar, as well as a full video recording with closed captioning.
View the full playlist of Harm Reduction Training webinars on the ANTHC Learning Channel on YouTube.
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.