Harm Reduction Education On-Demand

Harm reduction strategies and tools should be accessible to everyone – regardless of location, time and or experience. National Harm Reduction Coalition offers a series of self-paced online learning modules that groups and individuals can complete on their own schedule and terms – anytime, anywhere.

Each course is:

Tailored to learn both concepts and practice of harm reduction strategies

Self-paced and completed in around an hour

Interactive through videos, quizzes and reflection components

Harm Reduction 101

Whether you are launching a new program, training new team members, or want to refresh your harm reduction knowledge, these online classes will give you the tools you need to support people who use drugs.

Upon completion of all three courses, participants receive a certificate of completion.

Are you interested in bringing these training tools to your organization for new team members?

Foundations of Harm Reduction

A basic overview of drug use and sex work, including harm reduction principles and the value of the approach.

You’ll learn

Proven interventions and risk reduction principles and how to apply them in your work

Approaches to drug use and sex work that goes beyond abstinence

Communication skills for improving daily interactions with people who use drugs

Overdose Prevention & Response

Introductory course in opioid overdose risks and strategies to reduce overdose in your community.

You’ll learn

A brief history of overdose prevention work, naloxone and fentanyl.

Basics of opioid overdose risk factors.

How to respond to an overdose.

Practical ways to implement overdose prevention programs in your community.

Engaging People Who Use Drugs

We know that stigma inhibits access to and engagement in services. Do you have the tools to talk to someone about their drug use? This course offers practical and proven-effective strategies for communication with people who use drugs to promote connection to care.

You’ll learn

An understanding of where and why people may use drugs.

The ability to identify stigma in interactions - from body language to verbal cues.

Practical communication skills to better support people who use drugs.

Beyond the Screen: Opportunities for In-Person Training

There’s nothing like learning from harm reduction leaders face-to-face. In-person training fosters deeper connection, conversation, and collaboration. In addition to our online courses, you can:

Check out upcoming virtual events on our calendar.

Invite our experienced trainers to facilitate a session with your team.

Looking for Additional Resources?

Explore our resource library for practical resources to promote the health and dignity of people affected by drug use. You’ll find facts and resources to meet the needs of your community — wherever and whenever they need it.

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