Total Credits: 24
24 CEUs = Professional Training & Development Hours (TDs), LMFTs, LMSWs, LCSWs, LPCCs, Public Health, Psychology, Social Work, Counseling
about the harm reduction coalition
Orisha Bowers, Ph.D., Executive Director
Anthony Salandy, Ph.D. MSc., Managing Director of Programs
Laura Guzman, Sr. Director of Capacity Building & Mobilization
Emma Roberts, Sr. Director of National Capacity Building
Igor Goldenberg, Sr. Director of Finance
Joan Gomez, Sr. Director of Administration
THE MOVEMENT: National Harm Reduction Coalition works for the Harm Reduction movement built on a belief in and respect for the rights of people who use drugs. Our strategies include building leadership among people who use drugs and supporting communities in reducing the negative consequences associated with drug use. If you long to live in a world that supports the health and dignity of people who use drugs, join the movement today.
THE NHRC BEGINNINGS: It started in 1993. More than a decade of government neglect and abandonment had left people who use drugs vulnerable to the AIDS epidemic. A handful of individual activists, educators, and people who used drugs began launching grassroots efforts to support members of their communities who were dying from this brutal disease. Brought together by their love and compassion for people who use drugs, these individuals formed a small working group that became the start of the Harm Reduction movement.
WHAT THE NHRC DOES: The NHRC works to uplift the voices and experiences of people who use drugs and bring harm reduction strategies to scale. For more than 25 years, we’ve worked with communities to create, sustain, and expand evidence-based harm reduction programs and policies. We hold space for and support communities who are impacted by HIV, hepatitis C, and overdose, offering resources and training for local leaders to create solutions that work best for their community. Our work intersects with many other movements but here is where we focus.
The Harm Reduction Coalition is a Movement for Social Justice. It’s roots emerged from activist movements demanding equity and justice. Understand where it started and how it’s grown through today. For more information on the NHRC, please visit: https://harmreduction.org/
Union Institute & University is proud to partner with the NHRC!
Union Institute & University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC)