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Webinar

Expanding Harm Reduction through Increased Syringe Access

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***This event is not sponsored by RCORP-TA. Please reach out directly to the event organizers with any questions.***

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will host a 90-minute webinar featuring the Cherokee Nation Harm Reduction Program in Oklahoma and Migrant Health Center, Inc. in Puerto Rico. on February 28, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. ET and will discuss how health centers and other community-based organizations can expand harm reduction services by offering syringe access to participants through direct service delivery and partnership. Participants will hear from the Cherokee Nation Harm Reduction Program in Oklahoma and Migrant Health Center, Inc. in Puerto Rico, who will discuss programmatic development and implementation across a variety of strategies and settings. Participants will also have the opportunity to hear directly from consumers of syringe access programs to improve their understanding of the impact of these life-saving services.

Objectives:

  1. Participants will learn how increasing access to syringes opens up opportunities for engaging clients in a variety of care needs.
  2. Participants will identify 2-3 ways harm reduction practices can be incorporated into their clinical practice and service delivery models.
  3. Participants will be able to describe program service delivery models for syringe access within health center and community settings.