Harm Reduction Coalition presents:

The 11th National Harm Reduction Conference
San Diego, California, November 3–6, 2016

About the National Harm Reduction Conference
Harm reduction is a set of practical strategies that reduces negative consequences of drug use, incorporating a spectrum of strategies from safer use to managed use to abstinence. Harm reduction strategies meet drug users “where they’re at,” addressing conditions of use along with the use itself. Harm Reduction recognizes that communities who are living with HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, poverty, discrimination, and violence are uniquely impacted by drug-related harm and recognizes that it must work side by side with other social justice movements to eradicate the negative impacts of the war on drugs. The National Harm Reduction Conference hosts panel discussions, workshops, roundtables, and open space forums where the following and other topics will be discussed.

Conference Highlights

  • Harm Reduction Efforts in Communities of Color
  • LGBTQI, Transgender, Gender Non- Conforming Communities
  • Sex Workers
  • Opiate Overdose Prevention
  • User-to-User Interventions, Education, Organizing, and Advocacy
  • Methamphetamine and Crack Cocaine Use
  • New Models of Syringe Access Latest Research on Drug Use, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, Syringe Access, and Harm Reduction
  • Methadone and Buprenorphine
  • Improving Drug Treatment Outcomes
  • Criminal Justice and Prison Issues
  • Drug User Stigma, Challenging Barriers that Create Harm
  • Mental Health
  • Harm Reduction Communication and Messaging
  • Global Harm Reduction Efforts
  • Spanish Language Sessions

2016 in San Diego
The 2016 conference will be held at Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina
1380 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego, California 92101 USA

Harm reduction saves lives. Harm reduction enables health. Harm reduction challenges stigma.