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Harm Reduction in the Heartland Series: Webinar 3: Ending HIV Epidemic in the Heartland, A Discussion about SSP

July 9, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Series Overview

Harm reduction broadly refers to public health practices to mitigate an individual’s risk of incurring additional harm based on their current risk profile. While related to reducing the risks of infection among injection drug users due to sharing needles, harm reduction principles have been applied broadly to prevention strategies, such as HIV acquisition related to the use of pre-exposure prophylaxis (Ready, Set, PrEP) for individuals.

The Harm Reduction in the Heartland webinar series will convene regional and community stakeholders to explore the full scope of prevention strategies related to HIV and substance use disorder, including the role of harm reduction approaches. This 4-part webinar series will highlight the important role of harm reduction in public health prevention, highlight federal initiatives related to HIV and substance use prevention, and discuss the opportunity for partnership engagement in addressing critical public health issues. Each webinar will include presentations from subject matter experts, open discussions, and virtual breakouts.

Webinar 3 Objectives

  • Increase awareness and understanding of the Ending the HIV Epidemic initiative, and the expansion of Syringe Services Programs (SSP)
  • Highlight existing efforts related to SSP expansion within Region 7
  • Discuss opportunities for partnership and stakeholder engagement related to SSP expansion and utilization within Region 7

Register today here.


July 9, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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